Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on October 26, 2017.
The film felt a lot more cohesive, this was interesting but quite bitty, one minute I was following one life and the next another and it just didn't flow for me. It was enjoyable but somehow unsatisfying, the lives were fascinating, what they had to endure and go through to get where they were was amazing. The book could also have done with some illustrations, I do better with factual books where I can visualise the people involved. Still it was interesting and kept me reading well past my bedtime.