Mary-Beth's Reviews > Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Nov 13, 2011

really liked it

4.5 stars
Wow. What an interesting book. Louis Zamperini, the amazing man at the heart of this story, could be fictional. And since I prefer fiction to nonfiction, that's a good thing. I never read "Seabiscuit," so I didn't know what to expect from Hillenbrand's full-length book writing (I did read her moving piece in The New Yorker years ago where she talks about her endless struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome). I was pleasantly surprised.

My one complaint had more to do with the Kindle than with the book itself: since there are no page numbers, and it's hard to flip around to the back of the book, I didn't realize that the text of the book would end at "75%" and the rest would be footnotes! Footnotes, by the bye, that it would have been nearly impossible for me to navigate to via the Kindle anyway.
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