Nightfather: A Novel
"When I was in the camp," her father's stories always begin. Although she lives in the everyday world of school and friends, a daughter is compelled by love to enter her father's harrowing world of hunger, death, and survival in the concentration camp. In a movi...more
The book tries to show how it was like back then, and how he survived through it. The war sounds like a terrible place to be if you are Jewish. His father tells of the concentration camps he was stationed in. He says many horrible things that happened to him there, but he also tells about some upsides to it all.
One of the general Nazi police, was nice to him at points, but tried not to show that he actually did like him. The police got the father all nice and freshly groomed so that he could g ...more
At the start it was quite interesting, an interesting concept about a father who had been to a concentration camp in the Second Worldwar and now he's a trauma (it's called Camp in the book) which makes him tell all sorts of stories about the camp and what happened there and what happened to him.
For a few chapters is it really interesting, it gives a 'new', sometimes unexpected look at some situations.
But after a few chapters it gets boring. Because there's no plot ...more
At first you may not think the the stories are very connected, but as you get to the end you see how much you learned about this family and about the Holocaust.
The last vignette especially, Bette, adds a brilliant finish to an awesome book.