100% Absolutely Amazing
This book is in my top 3. Absolutely amazing, you will not be able to put it down. Highly, highly recommend!
Not a single boring moment, nothing to skip, every bit is thrilling. At the same time it makes you appreciate living today and not 60 years ago
Well, since this is a real story about war, this question is a bit odd and I won't answer it.
Laura Hillenbrand has delivered a stunning piece, with an engaging style of story-telling. She is free, yet disciplined, with her descriptions and vocabulary, painting a realistic portrait of Louis Zamperini without losing the epic quality of his life. This book makes me want to be a better person, and that's as good a recommendation as anyone can give.
Don't get me wrong. I adore a long read and savor details. However, Hillenbrand goes on and on when three or four examples would suffice. The beginning of the book feels excessively drawn out for the setting up of the overall themes and metaphors that dominate the rest of the story. That being said, this story is incredible--a must read. Hillenbrand's writing is solid, neither pandering to the low level, mass market nor over-reaching in a wanna be Pulitzer grubber's style. Although the writing is overly long in the beginning and after the war ends, the actual telling of the rest of the story is superb and believable. Thanks for the good read.