Kieran Fanning's Reviews > The Bunker Diary
The Bunker Diary
Kieran Fanning's review
Aug 26, 2014
It's been a long time since I gave a book 5 stars. I read this to see what all the fuss was about. And yes, it is one of the grimmest, most horrific, depressing, heart-breaking books you'll read. But it's also full of humanity and utterly gripping from the first page to the last. I literally couldn't put it down. The writing, the voice, the structure - they're all superb. I guess it's the ending that caused all the fuss. I so wanted a happy ending and I still would have given it five stars had the book got one. But because the ending is so bleak and uncompromising, we are moved, shaken, wounded, touched by the tale long after we've closed the last page. Not one you'll forget in a hurry. But not for the faint-hearted either. Wow...
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August 26, 2014 – Shelved
August 26, 2014 – Finished Reading