A Fascinating WWII Story
All The Light We Cannot See is a beautifully written WWII novel. The book takes place mostly in Occupied France, focusing on a blind French girl and an orphan German boy who falls in love with her. This boy is never truly happy, though. The actions he took while in Hitler’s Youth Group haunt him daily. As with other WWII books, All The Light We Cannot See, shines a spotlight on the horrendous atrocities done by the Nazis.
I found the author’s writing style of jumping from year to year and back again, disruptive. However, even with that, I found this book fascinating and worth the time it took to read it.
~4 out of 5 stars~
Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)
Anthony Doerr has won numerous prizes for his fiction, including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. His most recent novel, All the Light We Cannot See, was named a best book of 2014 by a number of publications, and was a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Visit him at http://www.anthonydoerr.com.