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The Assault by Harry Mulisch
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Jan 15, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 15 to 19, 2012

I thought this was a thoughtful and engrossing story of how one event can define a life. The assault was unprovoked but destroyed a family and sent a young boy off to live a life he didn't foresee. Although he builds a successful career and has a family he loves, he is haunted by the assault and the mysteries behind what happened. Over the years, he gains insight into what he experienced that night and finally understands that the horror hid a good intention. Things are not what they seem. We cannot totally understand what motivates others or where true evil resides. This is a masterful novel.

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