I only listen to books now.
Pug Henry...He had by far the most interesting life of all...
Well, certainly, he does the heavy lifting of bringing it to life!
...an interesting family in an interesting time...
I'm not attracted to war stories. What I love about both Winds of War & War & Remembrance is that the history of WWII plays out as a subtext to personal relationships--family, military, professional, romantic, power, control, individual & global.
I did not come to this book with curiosity about the details of war, yet many were presented. I don't want to even think in the most general sense that the Holocaust could ever have happened, never mind become immersed & involved with a detailed account of HOW it may have come to pass...what it may have been like to be a Jew in Germany then. Anne Frank told what it was like to experience hiding. Here we have a more explicit account of what went on when one was found. Here we can have a little bit of an idea about the thousand tiny moments that took a Jew from living a normal life to that last moment—naked, with hundreds of others, hearing the bolt on the door. I didn't want to know any of that and it was sickening to contemplate, difficult to get through. I appreciate it as an irrepressible reminder of the cowardice that is complacency & what could be its result. And there is so much more to the story than that!
This is a work of multidimensional genius. I hate the fact that I've finished it. Now what?? This book makes so many other things I may listen to seem simply trivial.
Yes, but not right away. Once I started listening, I couldn't stop--eager for the many unsettling threads to somehow resolve. I need a little time & distance from the story. It cast a dark shadow over the mood around me while I was listening to it. I kept thinking, What are they going to do??
The characters are well developed & even though their struggles are not at all commonplace, their situations are easy to relate to. Being shaped by major events in our lives is what gives us all resources & limitations that we may have opportunities to become familiar with.
First one...very good narrator.
It didn't make me laugh or cry but it made me feel constantly unsettled from the first moment I started listening to it.
This is a great read for a time when you really want to get lost in a book--while traveling or on vacation. You won't want to stop.
Yes! It's flawlessly constructed.
Travis McGee is brutish and intuitive.
Well, this series is all about Travis McGee--a very interesting fellow.
Cant tell you--it would spoil it. :-)
Who knows what I would have been doing if I hadn't been listening to this.
Thank God it ended.
Kay Scarpetta, naturally.
I hope not.
Well written. I enjoyed the problem-solving attitude throughout. But it was really too detailed, horrible, relentless & frightening for me.
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