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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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it was amazing
bookshelves: my-ultimate-favourites, made-me-cry

This novel has been one of the best reads of 2016 for me.
I loved each and every moment of this book. The author is an amazing craftsman, really good at his job. The subtle yet engaging imagery kept me awake all the time. I was drawn into the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner and the rest of the characters. Every character had the right amount of purpose and space. I felt for every character. The setting being the gut-wrenching WW II, made the novel very emotional for me. And though the chapters were surprising small in length (avg. 1.5 pages), I had to take breaks in between to bring my mind out of the setting. When I would take the break and stroll out of the room, my mum would ask if I'm alright. That is how much this novel affected me.
Another point I will add here is, to me, the novel also had the elements of thriller genre. From the start to finish I was on the edge on my seat, connecting the dots and worrying what will happen next.
And yes it's a MUST READ!
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Reading Progress

August 9, 2015 – Shelved
August 9, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 15, 2016 – Started Reading
October 15, 2016 –
page 1
0.19% "Here we go!!! :)"
October 17, 2016 –
page 42
7.91% "Amazing imagery!!!"
October 20, 2016 –
page 62
11.68%
October 24, 2016 –
page 95
17.89%
October 25, 2016 –
page 107
20.15%
October 26, 2016 –
page 130
24.48%
October 27, 2016 –
page 265
49.91%
October 30, 2016 –
page 331
62.34%
October 30, 2016 –
page 379
71.37%
October 30, 2016 –
page 441
83.05%
October 30, 2016 –
page 531
100.0%
October 30, 2016 – Finished Reading
March 15, 2018 – Shelved as: my-ultimate-favourites
May 25, 2020 – Shelved as: made-me-cry

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