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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, 2017-favorites

** spoiler alert ** I'd rather describe this book as poetry than prose. The story flows, sometimes confusing, other times hauntingly clear. And despite dark moments, the writing left room for hope.

What's strange about this book is there's no clear cut plot. It just happens. Characters growing up during a horrific times, whose lives may or may not intersect.
We see the brutal toll of war, the loss of innocent, and childhood. The way hope dims, only to be fanned again.

I wasn't invested as much in the story as I would have liked to be. As I said, the plot was twisting, with very little coherence. But I did care about the characters. I cared more about their feelings, then what happened.
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Reading Progress

March 19, 2017 – Started Reading
March 20, 2017 – Shelved
March 20, 2017 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
March 20, 2017 – Finished Reading
April 22, 2018 – Shelved as: 2017-favorites

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