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ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE - Community Reviews back

by Anthony Doerr
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 year ago
by Anthony Doerr This is one of those stories you hear a lot of people saying great things about, so curiosity made me read it too. It's set just before and during World War II, and is an interweaving of two stories, though at first it seems to be short, random snippets of different people's exper...
runner rated it 2 years ago
Marie-Laure a young blind girl lives with her father in the suburbs of Paris. Her father has created a miniature model of the city and by memorizing the detail she is able to navigate in real time. Meanwhile Werner a skilled radio operator and member of the Hitler youth spends his day identifying an...
Read, Travel, Repeat
Read, Travel, Repeat rated it 3 years ago
I have picked this book up so many times, and it is so awfully boring overall. There was a time I was influenced by the opinions of friends or the general public, and would never dare go against the grain. A new day has dawned. What I Enjoyed: That beautiful cover, as well as an attempt to bring h...
Books & Chocolate
Books & Chocolate rated it 4 years ago
I'll start by saying that All the Light We Cannot See is beautifully written. I also loved the characters and the complexity each one brought. This extended beyond the main characters. I enjoyed seeing the effects of WWII from both sides. We had Marie-Laure, a blind Parisian girl, who loses her home...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 4 years ago
I really did enjoy this. But I have read and listened to a lot of world war II books and I think this is one of those that will not be as memorable. I enjoyed Code Name Verity and The Nightingale much more. I do see why people really enjoy All the Light We Cannot See, its a great book to discuss and...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 5 years ago
3.5 starsThis story shows the sweetest, sadness, randomness and connectedness of people and war. I was moved by it.
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 5 years ago
Why is it so hard to review books I love? I’ve been thinking about this novel for days, and I still have no words. This might be my new favorite read of 2016. I don’t know what to say to make you read it. “It's embarrassingly plain how inadequate language is.” – All the Light We Cannot See Thi...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
I didn't know what to expect when I started All the Light We Cannot See. Right away, I was concerned that there were going to be too many characters and I wouldn't be able to fully connect with any of them enough to keep me engaged in what is a pretty long book. What happened, instead, is that, to v...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 5 years ago
A perfect book for commuters. This tells the stories of 3 people affected by the Nazi search for art treasures and jewels during WWII--a blind French girl, a German boy, and a German officer. I liked how the story is written. Each small chapter gives the point-of-view of one of the main characters a...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 5 years ago
I expected to like this as much as I liked The Book Thief, but I didn't. The writing was good, but the novel moved rather slowly and had a sense of quiet detachment to it. Instead of really getting absorbed into the story I was held back into being a distant observer, maybe because Werner himself fe...
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