The sincere nature of the of the events regarding ordinary, everyday people.
On most levels, I would say 'QB VII'. Both books tell the gripping stories of a period in history that is telling.
I like his character portrayal.
Yes, when he realizes that he is the only survivor of his family. The complete loss of everything that he cherished.
I really enjoyed the book as it taught me some valuable lesson in life. I especially liked Mr. Wiesel comments on people who knew of the atrocities and stood by and did absolutely nothing. The tragedy that happen and the aftermath.
Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
Upon Mr. Wiesel's death I decided it was finally time to read his memoir. My children read it in middle school, but I had never read it. I knew it would be moving, and I knew it would affect me deeply. It did. And perhaps it is unfair to compare a memoir to historical fiction, but two of my top 5 favorite books of all time are Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk, and I found Night to be less powerful than either of those books. For that reason I am giving it 4.5 stars.
Gerge Guidall, like always, is superb. His narration is subtle, quiet, and perfectly timed. His voice gives life to the words on the page and at one point I even looked back to the website to confirm that it was him rather the author himself reading the book. It is so well done that it feels like the author is telling his own story. Excellent.
Deeply moving. Terribly sad. But if you are afraid to read this--it is not traumatizing. Few have had the eloquence or insight to write about that darkness that descended over Europe as Elie Wiesel in Night. Everyone should read this book.
The aftermath of reading this book can only be described as a haunting, indelible mark upon the reader's day, week, or life. While in itself the writing is simple and at times all too concise, this book mercilessly brings those generations born in the safety of today into the horrors of survival in the Holocaust. As always, Guidall uses his masterful understanding of storytelling to bring an already vivid piece of literature into our world. While I may not recommend this as a light read, anyone who has sought out the feeling of a survivor need look no further.
This is a short, must read. Every bit as important and moving as the Diary of Anne Frank. Perhaps more important because its aperture of experience is broader.
I bought this for a student who is an auditory learner. I had previously read the book. today's generation needs to know that such horrors are possible and do everything to prevent them.