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The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel
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Oct 04, 2009

it was amazing
Read in October, 2009

“The Night Trilogy” is a three separate novel of Elie Wiesel’s narrative on his experience at the concentration camp and struggle within himself and his faith. Although, the first novel “Night” was a factual testimony of Wiesel’s experience at the hands of the Nazis, the other two stories were fictional, an outcome of his experience told in “Night”. Of all three stories, my favorite would be “Dawn” because there are many essential aspects discussed in this short novel such as what’s really at stake in war, why do people go into terrorist acts and to see war in a man’s perspective (like what was going through the mind of a man who’s about to kill a hostage). All three novels were equally compelling, but I found the “Night” was poorly translated in this edition. Some words and phrases were repeated. It was different from the other two novels, or maybe because the other two novels were fictional.

“Night” is not just an account of Wiesel’s experiences but also his struggle to believe that there’s God amidst the cruelty he experienced. The book would either compel you to believe in the existence of God or would lead you to think there’s no God. After reading this, it justified my belief.

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