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review 2017-04-01 05:21
Heart rending story
Night (Audio) - Elie Wiesel

 

 

This book is beautiful and heartbreaking. I read this book a few years ago, and it was unforgettable. My son was reading this for school, so I decided to listen to the audiobook. The narrator was amazing and the story is touching. This book needs to be read by every generation.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-03-01 11:04
February 2017-- A Wrap Up
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) - Chuck Dixon
X-Men: Magneto Testament - Carmine Di Giandomenico,Greg Pak
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening - Marjorie M. Liu
Outtakes from the Grave (Night Huntress Book 8) - Jeaniene Frost
Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction - John Byrne,Mike Mignola
Asimov's Science Fiction: Hugo & Nebula Award Winning Stories - Sheila Williams
Night - Marion Wiesel,Elie Wiesel

 

 

Old Faves in New Flavors

 

The Hobbit Graphic Novel

The novel stayed true to the book. However, I wasn't too impressed with the artwork. It could have been more attractive. Given that I've just finished reading Monstress, it is no surprise that everything else looks almost dull in comparison!

 

 

 

Words that have always made me sad and touched my heart:

 

 

Outtakes from the Grave

 

This book is solely for the readers who have loved the Night Huntress series. It contains deleted scenes and different versions that were scrapped for various reasons. It was a good way to revisit the duo that we'd all miss now that the series has ended. Since I have added books from the two spinoff series to my TBR recently, I'm guessing I'll come across Cat & Bones there too.

 

 

 

Holocaust Horrors

 

X-Men: Magneto Testament

 

Since I read this first, I didn't realize how heavily inspired it was by the book, Night by Elie Wiesel. Even so, I loved it, both for the content and the art. A scene that stayed with me was about the girl Magneto is trying to save. She is found among dead bodies and is found to have survived because she remembered what he had said to her & had hidden herself in the pile.

 

 

Night

 

What I liked about this book was that the author wasn't interested in getting people to feel sorry for them. Instead, their objective was to prevent such a catastrophe from happening again. That is one of the reasons why the book felt much more authentic to me than The Book Thief ever did. Of course, the fact that the author lived through the events has a lot to do with that, as well.

 

I think this quote from the book says it all:

 

 

Eye-Candiliciousness

 

Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction

 

Find my mini-review here.

 

 

Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening

 

 

 

Everybody has been talking about this, so I'll just say that you might wanna check it out for yourself.

 

Asimov's Science Fiction

 

Detailed review here.

 

February was a good month. I read more graphic novels than I usually read and it is always good to try new things.

 

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review 2017-01-02 23:39
All Rivers Run to the Sea ★★★★★
All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs - Elie Wiesel

I found this memoir less compelling than Night, but still a chilling picture of the buildup to transport and the difficulties facing the survivors beyond the immediate aftermath of liberation.

 

Audiobook, performed by the author, who reads with such emotion that I was at times moved to tears.

 

“Wherever my life took me, a part of me would remain in that street in front of my empty house, awaiting the order to depart. I see my little sister. I see her with her rucksack, so cumbersome, so heavy. I see her and an immense tenderness sweeps over me. Never will her innocent smile fade from my soul, never will her glance cease to sear me. I tried to help her. She protested. Never will the sound of her voice leave my heart. She was thirsty, My little sister was thirsty. Her lips were parched, pearls of sweat formed on her clear forehead. “I can wait,” she said, smiling. My little sister wanted to be brave, and I wanted to die in her place. I seldom speak of her in my writing, for I dare not. My little sister with her sunbathed golden head is my secret.”

 

For the Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season book challenge, Task the Sixth: The Hanukkah (Let the dreidel choose a book for you: create a list of four books, and assign a dreidel symbol to each one (Nun = miracle; Gimel = great; He = happened; Shin = there, i.e. Israel). Google "spin the dreidel," and a dreidel comes up for you to spin. Give it a spin and read the book that the dreidel chooses!)

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review 2016-11-23 19:24
Night
Night - Marion Wiesel,Elie Wiesel

This book was good,completely deserves 5-star rating.

There were times when I stopped reading and just thought "Why?" There is no good explanation.

 

 

The people that are mentioned in this book endured so much.And the author of this book is one of them.

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text 2016-07-03 05:49
'Conscience of the World'

R.I.P. Sir Wiesel.

 

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