Thursday, March 29, 2012

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a completely original story, despite the ubiquity of Holocaust novels. The characters were believable and unique. The style is a little difficult to get used to at first--the sentences are very short and terse. But I loved the setting and the span of time covered during the plot. I'm definitely going to recommend this to others because of the author's gripping storytelling.

Friday, March 16, 2012

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Although I wasn't a fan of the alternating POV's, I did love the language in this. The author has a wonderful style that I really connected to. I also really enjoyed the twists in the story--there were a lot of unexpected plot points that made the book even more fun to read. I would definitely be interested in reading more by Hoffman.