Book of my Week: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.”

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Iphone 7 plus- portrait mode)

You’ve probably have already heard of Anthony Doerr’s book: All The Light We Cannot See by now.

It follows a young blind girl, young german boy and a big diamond.  It takes place in Europe in three different locations, Hitler’s Germany, Paris and the walled seaside town of Saint-Malo in Brittany.  The time period- mid-30s and throughout WWll.

Werner is a young german boy who along with his sister Jutta have been living in a home for children without parents, until Werner is ‘hand picked’ to go to a ‘special school.’  Before that Werner taught himself how to repair and use radios and was discovered to have an exceptional talent for electronics.  Jute, his sister, is a headstrong young girl who doesn’t trust the school where Werner will be going.

Marie-Laure is a young blind girl who lives with her father, a locksmith who is in charge of all the keys and values at the Museum of Natural History in Paris and then there is the Diamond…….

Although I am only 1/4 of the way through it, I am ‘enchanted’, maybe that’s not the right word, ‘intrigued,’ mesmerized?  Reading this story is like watching Monte Montgomery play guitar, completely ‘taken.’   The descriptions, the writing, the emotional connection and well developed characters— the writing, the sentences ring beautifully and jump off the page.

So far, I rate this book 5/5— Awesome read.

What are you reading my friend? any suggestions?

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