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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Apr 12, 12

really liked it
Read from November 13 to 25, 2011

4.5 stars
Wow. What an interesting book. Louis Zamperini, the amazing man at the heart of this story, could be fictional. And since I prefer fiction to nonfiction, that's a good thing. I never read "Seabiscuit," so I didn't know what to expect from Hillenbrand's full-length book writing (I did read her moving piece in The New Yorker years ago where she talks about her endless struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome). I was pleasantly surprised.

My one complaint had more to do with the Kindle than with the book itself: since there are no page numbers, and it's hard to flip around to the back of the book, I didn't realize that the text of the book would end at "75%" and the rest would be footnotes! Footnotes, by the bye, that it would have been nearly impossible for me to navigate to via the Kindle anyway.
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