Publish date: November 1st 2010
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Lately I've been shying away from World War II books that deal with the holocaust and Nazism, because usually these stories are always so horrific, that it really saddens and depresses me to read them. After reading the premises of Heidegger's Glasses, I thought this might be an interesting and diff...
The story was unique, set during WWII, but built around an imagined world of translators working for the Nazis to write unanswered letters from the dead (or soon to be dead). I was intrigued in the storyline, though parts of it were a bit odd, so I dug in to see where it went.The first half of the b...
I must say I was pretty disappointed at the end of this book. The book started off incredibly strong and then it dropped off for me. When I had first started it, I kept thinking 4.5 stars. Then I felt as though it kept dragging on and it was harder to keep my attention.
This review also posted on my blog. I really enjoy reading stories about the Holocaust and about the people who have lived through it. I suppose that in a way, it helps me to gain perspective in my own life, and reminds me that there is goodness to be found in everything. The suffering of the Jewish...
Did...I find I could understand this novel despite being totally ignorant about philosophy?: YES. There's a philosopher as a character and some lovely passages that have a sort of philosophical bent to them, but the writing and the plot grab you immediately.Was...I reminded a little of Michael Onda...