The story being told in The Librarian of Auschwitz is fascinating, but the way it is being told doesn’t do it justice. I found myself zoning out a lot during this book because of the lack of rising action. I’ve thought long and hard about this, because the partially-fictionalized stories of the real people in this novel have a lot of potential, and I think these stories should be told, but the experience was challenging for me as a reader. To put it frankly, I was bored. Although I enjoy history, my main interest leans toward stories older than WWII. That […]
Overall, this is a very good book. I have my gripes – the predictability and sappiness of the ending and some of the childish language spoken by a fully grown Gretjie – but on the whole I enjoyed it.