4 out of 4 stars
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That Place of Knowledge is a perfect short story written by Philip Alan Shalka. The story revolves around two characters, Sabre, an autism assistance dog and Philip. This book is a perfect narration of imaginary journey to a fascinating city.
Is there a place where you feel contented with yourself? A place where it's the real you and cares less what the world think of you? Then this short story by Philip Alan Shalka is the best book for you.
The author of the book is one of a kind. Diagnosed with autism at an early age, the 15 years old has three times more insight than a significant number of adults. His short story is captivating, enlightens and imaginative. This genius writer keeps the reader intrigued and makes you want to read more. The subplots are well connected for an amazing ending. The author clearly depicts a pearl of wisdom beyond his age. In his book, Shalka provides the writer with an alternate reality of fascinating thought that is so deep and keeps you spellbound.
Sabre is an autism dog whose friend is Philip. Sabre assists Philip in listening, in the best way she can. One afternoon during summer, the two enter a swimming with a trap door that is hidden. The hidden trap door leads to an enchanting secret city. Sabre does not fail to recognize Philip’s level of comfort in this city.
In addition, the book contains conversations between Philip and one of the greatest philosopher in the world’s history, Aristotle. The conversations will make the reader want more. These conversations revolve around the desire and need to seek happiness, knowledge, and learning. Shalka’s questions provoke deep revelations about life and also about himself. Philip gains a lot of knowledge and insight from the great philosopher while Sabre is right at his side.
It is crystal clear that Philip has a difficulty trying to communicate and demonstrating his capabilities. At the secret city, he can comfortably do this. He has finally found happiness. Themes like a search for happiness, acceptance, and persistence make the book so fascinating.
In my opinion, I loved this book from the start. The cover letter will make you want to read it. In the Greek world, the options for Philip are endless. In the book, Aristotle tells Philip that this is just the beginning and that there is much more to learn. This shows Philip's ever-expanding mind.
I liked this book, and I would rate it 4 out of 4 stars. There are no typos, and the short story flowed well and all along kept me fascinated. All the subplots are well connected and came together for an unanticipated ending.
That Place of Knowledge
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