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QB VII by Leon Uris
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Apr 08, 14

bookshelves: 2012-challenge
Read from September 10 to 25, 2012

...this is a book I read for my Contemporary Novel class in high school and I need to re-read it again now with an adult mind. I remember it's impact on me then....I can only imagine it's impact NOW...but I need to re-read this for my kids too. For someday...they will read it too.....

Excellent opportunity to read this book again...only now with an adult mind. It's probably been 25 years since I read this novel for a Lit class in High School. I didn't recall much either about the book before starting it again...other than that it was about medical experimentation in concentration camps during WWII. I remember being really shocked while in high school...and feeling like the world is/was/can be a scary place. Now that the years have given me some extra time to study up and gain that worldly wisdom, the book took a different hue to me. It seemed much more rich this time. I was surprised to see that Leon Uris himself was involved with a libel case taken against him. I'm interested in reading Exodus, which was the source of that case. Apparently, he wrote this book after that experience...

HOWEVER....all in all....this is a TRAGIC story. No one wins. And no matter how ugly, painful and degrading history is...it needs to be told....
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Sammi Elliott This is a book I have been meaning to read for awhile and never have. I decided since you were reading it that I would too. I must say I am already enjoying it!


Pamela MEEEE TOOOO. I'm glad I did this. I'm totally taking it from a different perspective as I did as a high schooler. I might have to do this next year too...on the LIST that is. Re-read a book I read in high school.


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I feel like I read that book centuries ago. I remember that it was a very gripping story but I don't remember much about it.


Pamela I didn't recall much either...other than that it was about medical experimentation in concentration camps during WWII. I remember being really shocked while in high school...and feeling like the world is/was/can be a scary place. Now that the years have given me some extra time to study up and gain that worldly wisdom, the book took a different hue to me. It seemed much more rich this time. I was surprised to see that Leon Uris himself was involved with a libel case taken against him. I'm interested in reading Exodus, which was the source of that case. Apparently, he wrote this book after that experience...

HOWEVER....all in all....this is a TRAGIC story. No one wins. And no matter how ugly, painful and degrading history is...it needs to be told....


message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa It sounds like it's worth a re-read. I'll have to add it to my list.


message 6: by Jenni (new) - added it

Jenni Pam, I've never read this book, but because of you, I'm going to read it. I'm going to get my hands on a copy and pick it up soon. I'd love to get to chat with you and Sammi about it. (Oh my, 6 more days ladies!!!!!)


Sammi Elliott Yea!!! I can't wait! I am so looking forward to Saturday!


Pamela O-M-G.......MEEEEE TOOOO!!! Les Mis is JUST what I need right now...second only to time with my FAVORITE GIRLFRIENDS!!!


message 9: by Jenni (new) - added it

Jenni Pam, you rock!!!!


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