Friday, May 29, 2009

Finally, a Good Book!


It has been a long time since I found a book I felt this enthusiastic about. Motherboard, recommended it to me a few weeks ago and all I can say is Thank you! It is the story of Juliet, a writer who is struggling to come up with her next book subject in the months that followed World War II. She receives a letter from a stranger who lives on one of the Channel islands that was occupied by the Nazis during the war. They and other members of the community begin a correspondence. So the format of the whole book is a collection of letters, not usually my favorite style but this time I loved it. The author was able to make the different characters have their own voices this way. I have to say it made me long for days when people wrote letters. Yes, email is great and you don't have to wait long for a response but there is something to be said for anticipation. You could tell the authors of the letters were so eager to receive their next letter. I miss that. This is just a lovely book, if you are at all fond of this time period like I am this is great one too. Today I am already missing the characters, always a sign of a good book!

4 comments:

Motherboard said...

I am so glad that you liked this book! I loved it, and when I was done, I sort of mourned them... Oh how lovely it would be to go sit on the sea cliffs with my friends in Guernsey and hear the latest gossip.

This book is a must read! Didn't you just love the voice of Juliet? She was so spunky! You could feel the change, with each letter, to the different voices!

Motherboard said...

Have you read the new Jeanne DuPrau book? (book 4 in the City of Ember series) No? Oh. You must! You will LOVE it-- and Brittany too! (at least I think you will!)

michelle said...

I think it is a must read for sure! I loved all the characters, thanks for the tips!

Janice said...

I loved it too. Also check out the Abraham's Daughter's series by Beverly Lewis