Posts Tagged ‘WW2’

Book Review: The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

This is a lovely book, not too serious and fun to read

Book Review: Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

I truly enjoyed this book and was sad it ended, I learned a few things

Book Review: The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell

This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).

Book Review: Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen

The big twist in the book comes from the characters’ actions, not a major plot twist as in many novels

Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Alternative history stories telling about the Nazis taking over the world are not uncommon, the possibilities are obviously horrifying and the author does not shy away from this motif.

Book Review: Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre

The lighthearted story of a bunch of rogues and misfits who did not fit in the regimented military, turns into a dark narrative as the book shifts into the European theatre and the end of World War II.

Book Review: The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

This is not an uplifting book, but it is a very interesting story and about a young boy, in his formative years living in the Warsaw Ghetto

Book Review: Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb

Yitzhak Goldah survived a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, he moved to Savannah, GA to live with his relatives Pearl and Abe Jesler. The Jeslers are part of a vivacious Jewish community in Georgia which has been there since the founding of the state (colony at the time).

Book Review: Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero

The narrative moves fast and the storytelling is clear

Book Review: Galerie by Steven Greenberg

The novel explores the Holocaust from an original point of view and does not shy from addressing issues which are easy to gloss over

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