Sunday, May 31, 2015

And the other Pulitizer Prize winner for the year.....

All the Light We Cannot See   Wow! This book is truly amazing.  It's a bit of a slow start, but so very worth any effort to get into the story.  Doerr masterfully winds these individually beautiful stories into a true tour de force.

This is the story of Marie - Laure, a sixteen year old blind girl living in Paris during the Nazi invasion.  She and her father are forced to evacuate to the home of her great - uncle, Entienne.   I love how Doerr creates such a rich and colorful cast of characters.  There were not just one, but several who I could relate to and cheer for.

It's also the story of Werner, a young boy who wants to make something of his life who ends up in the German military.  He's an orphan and his story line also has a bevy of rich and wonderful characters.  Some are good and some are truly everything that is horrible about humanity.  I have to say that Frederick was my favorite.

The beautiful ways these stories come together - masterful.  It's been a long time since I have read a book this well written.

If you have not read this book, you are truly missing out on something wonderful.  Do yourself a favor and read it.  

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