Jun 03, 11
Read from May 26 to June 02, 2011
Just like many people wish they could, I do too wish I could add a half star to my ratings. I will give this book a 4.5.
I started off with this book, glued to the pages and then by page 280 or so, I started to ask myself, Am I glued to this because it's kind of like the train wreck I can't peel my eyes away from? This book was laced with various accounts of the horrific, and unbeknown to me, tragedies and horrors that POWs endured from the Japanese during WWII. I did not have a problem with that, whatsoever. What I really started to ask myself was: did Louis Zamperini and his crew aboard the doomed flight of the Green Hornet really encounter ALL of this?
Who knows, right?
Regardless, whether he did encounter ALL of this or not, Louis' story is an incredible one. One that most people, WWII buffs or not, I assume could probably enjoy reading. Well, except for the people who gave it poor reviews here on goodreads already. Not that there are many negative reviews. I did read some of them and I saw why they didn't like it and even thumbed up some of their reviews. But once I finished the last page of this book, I realized I learned a lot. Whether this story was possibly exaggerated at some points or not. There are so many things you hear in regards to WWII, but I very rarely hear anything in regards to the POWs captured by Japan. But at the same time, I've never really been the WWII buff. Lately, I think that is changing, though. I've come across multiple things in the last couple weeks related to the topic that have utterly fascinated me. And I am really anxious to continue to know more of this troubled and also astounding period of our world. Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken has just amplified it even more so for me.