Genre: Holocaust

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

Posted September 7, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

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 […]

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The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

Posted March 20, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  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. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★★ 1/2 Plot: ★★★★ 1/2 Characters: ★★★ 1/2 Writing: ★★★★ Pacing: ★★★ Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ Have you read this book or anything by this author?  If so, did you enjoy it?  Tell me all about your experience in the comments! Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads | Bloglovin’ | LibraryThing

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