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Wednesday, January 07, 2015



i read this book a few months ago and, interestingly, i remember so very little about the story. I usually never ever read WWII stories but I had a feeling this would not be a stereotypical one and it didn't disappoint.

I remember the gentleness of the story and i also liked the way the moving back and forth of the time made me feel like the story was being weaved and I liked that feeling.

Overall, i felt it was a lovely book. and such a different perspective and story to tell around a time in history that everyone else already wrote so many stories. yet this one was different and it didn't thrive on the brutality of the time even though the brutality was still apparent. that's what i liked most of all.


I just finished this book 5 minutes ago. Although it took me a while to get into the rhythm, once I did it was hard to put down. It certainly made me see the war from very personal perspectives. Though I wished Werner was more 'heroic', I think you are right when you say that this is how ordinary Germans became part of a monstrosity.

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