All The Light We Cannot See (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
The multiple prize-winning author of Memory Wall A blind child, Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. In a... show more
The multiple prize-winning author of Memory Wall A blind child, Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up enchanted by a crude radio he's found. His talent with these crucial instruments will eventually bring Werner to Saint-Malo, where their stories converge.
Publish date: 2014-07-23
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Pages no: 785
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...