They Still Haunt Me – Part Two

Hello again literary lovelies,

I find myself being haunted by past reads. Storylines which are creeping into my dreams long after I’ve read the last page.

Has this ever happened to you?

Has there been a book which just wouldn’t let you go?

I have had books whisper for a reread but it has been a while since a plot played over again in my head without me really feeling compelled to reread the book. I think it might be due to its subject matter. I don’t know if my heart can handle a reread so soon.

The book I am speaking of is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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It splits the reader between France and Germany during WWII following a German orphan Werner and a blind French girl Marie-Laure.

We grow with them during this horrific time in history through Werner’s induction into the Hitler Youth and his brilliance being hijacked to root out the Resistance to Marie-Laure fleeing an occupied Paris with her father and a precious cargo which puts them in even more danger.

As the war continues Werner and Marie-Laure’s paths eventually converge in Saint-Malo where both are pushed to their limits in order to survive the conflict surrounding them.

Anthony Doerr has the most beautiful prose I think I might have ever read. His ability to paint pictures with his words I believe is the fundamental reason behind why this book has been visiting me in my dreams.

If you are a fan of historical fiction especially surrounding the time of WWII, I highly recommend you read this book. And if you have already read this book I would love to know what you thought about it!

I hope your summer is everything you hoped it would be and continues to be wonderful!

xo

Honestly Austen

Postscript: IF you are interested in Part One of They Still Haunt Me you can find it here!

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