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All The Light We Cannot See

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Clawdy Fri 21-Oct-16 16:06:02

Just finished Anthony Doerr's novel, for our book group. It is wonderful. One of the few books I could read again, if only to know those people in it again. It's quite long, but with very short chapters, and once you begin, you just want to keep on reading.....

ootsideinbacktaefront Fri 21-Oct-16 16:07:43

Iv just finished it too. Best book i have read in a long time.

GeorgeHerbert Fri 21-Oct-16 20:07:51

Read it in the summer holidays. Lovely book.

Darwinisafish Fri 21-Oct-16 20:10:32

Have started this 3 times, just can't get into it. Did anyone else think it was slow to start? Maybe I should try again....

HaveYouSeenMyHat Fri 21-Oct-16 20:11:43

Ooh I loved this. So moving.

Darwin it definitely took me a bit of time to get into it too.

Newyearnewbrain Fri 21-Oct-16 20:12:33

loved it

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 21-Oct-16 20:13:58

It's in my shelf to read and I keep looking at it, will move it up the list

AnyFucker Fri 21-Oct-16 20:14:00

That book is awesome

queenoftheschoolrun Fri 21-Oct-16 20:16:51

I loved it. Best book I've read this year.

I loved it until the ending, which I was v disappointed with. With a better ending it would be in my top 5 so far this year, for fiction.

Clawdy Sat 22-Oct-16 16:06:32

Thought the ending might disappoint but for me, it didn't, in many ways it seemed right. Can't say more without giving away spoilers!

YvaineStormhold Sat 22-Oct-16 16:09:31

Good book, once it gets going. Very cleverly structured.

AnyFucker Sat 22-Oct-16 16:14:48

Does anybody who loved this book have any other recommendations ? Need some holiday reading.

AnyFucker - I also recently enjoyed His Bloody Project which was a Booker shortlist novel.

AnyFucker Sat 22-Oct-16 16:29:15

I will have a look

GreenGinger2 Sat 22-Oct-16 19:33:20

I was disappointed with the end.

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sat 22-Oct-16 22:20:28

Anyfucker I loved the orphan masters son, it won a Pulitzer Prize

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sat 22-Oct-16 22:26:44

I absolutely loved this book

I found the descriptions really beautiful, sometimes I'd read the same paragraph several times to enjoy the language

I have never read/ seen anything about ww2 from a German characters perspective

It really hit home for me what a terrific waste of peoples' lives war is, not only the dead but those who lived through it

The ending felt right for me

The short chapters were perfect for reading when breastfeeding late at night smile

Felascloak Sun 23-Oct-16 21:42:33

Meh. Thought it was a bit of a clichéd war novel myself although I am obviously in the minority.

Clichéd in what sense?

Clawdy Sun 23-Oct-16 22:46:54

Didn't find many clichés in it. Werner's war experiences made fascinating and different reading for me.

bumpetybumpbumpbump Mon 24-Oct-16 07:12:09

Just started this smile

HappydaysArehere Tue 25-Oct-16 01:19:09

Loved this book. Read it last year. Really memorable.

GreenGinger2 Tue 25-Oct-16 07:23:25

I found the idea of a blind,female with a disrupted education becoming a renowned uni professor in war torn Europe unbelievable. We also didn't get to know her at all as her older character and it ended too abruptly.

Felascloak Tue 25-Oct-16 08:07:47

I had coincidentally read a lot of WW2 books around the same time. In this one i found the fact all the Germans were bad and all the resistance fighters were good quite clichéd.
I didn't hate it, just found it a bit also-ran.

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