Lots!.. I am so dumbfounded by this book that I can't even really articulate a review for it. I get it, its a memory that came back to him of this really weird couple of days he had where he got a peek at the secret world that Lettie and the Hempstock women live in; but the novel as a whole left me feeling so incomplete. I enjoyed the author as narrator, I though he did a great job. The writing style was fine too, but the story... sigh... I just don't have the words to properly describe how it made me feel, overall it was a let down. The only thing that kept me listening through to the end of the book was that it was only a 5 hr recording. I don't get how this story has so many rave reviews. While writing my review I took a break to look for someone else who may have found this novel less than perfect. I found a review on Goodreads that summed up my thoughts very well..."while this one is as readable as the others, it doesn't mean anything, doesn't relate to anything we know in life." (thanks Paul on Goodreads)... This was my problem with the story. What was the point????
No, and I am not sure that I am interested in any more of his books after this one.
Captivating, Moving, Heart-breaking
I don't know if I can compare another book to The Book Thief. I have never been so torn apart emotionally by a book. I loved the characters, they were so well developed and the relationships are so real. I was brought into this book like I have never been before. The narration on this book was the best I have ever heard.
I loved this book. I have already listened to it more than once. Its one of those books that I think will stand the test of time. I think this book highlights what is best and worst about the human race.
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