Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I am beyond smitten with this brilliant book! I don't want to stop reading. I just want to ignore life for a minute (or three hours) and dive into Doerr's words. I want to be swept away into this bleak world where Marie-Laure and Werner reside and will hopefully survive. I've only just begun the story, but already I am convinced of Doerr's literary talent - his writing is filled with emotion and power (I am in awe) . His attention to detail is sharp and precise. His characters are strong, smart, and unique. I am intrigued by where his story will take us. I can already foresee heartbreak, death, fear, brutality, and so much of the raw ugliness of a war. However, I can also see love, endurance, courage, and hope shining through all the darkness.
And now, I'm off to pick up where I last left Werner and his radio. Happy reading!!