Alison Frye's Reviews > Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Feb 07, 2011

it was ok
Read in February, 2011

In the same way I felt about Seabiscuit, I loved the story, but not the writing. This is as compelling a story as a person could find, yet I thought the author....I don't know if she disinfected it, or spoke of it all too matter-of-factly, or what, but I almost had to read beyond the writing to get the story. It created weak imagery. She also did too many teasers....saying things like "his trunk would remain in her basement until the end of her life." This, to me, suggests that the end of her life will be a big event in the book. It wasn't. With all of that said, though, this man lived an incredible life, and I'm happy to have read his story.

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Anne You're right - she is pretty clinical.... "and then he violated the duck."

Alison Frye man I HATE it when ducks are violated!

Anne Apparently it was a BIG PROBLEM during World War II. Seriously, that scene turned my stomach. But I could hear the author reading it with this stony cold voice - just for shock value..

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