ID #16249 | ημερομηνία: 2020-07-11
Νεκταρία Μπούργου | 116 κριτικές
Is this the best book of all time? Actually, let me rephrase that; This is the best book of all time! Affirmative. "Yeah, but, like what do you mean 'the best book of all time'? How does one define 'best'?You could say 'best book of a specific genre' but..." Shhhhhhhh... Don't go giving me a hard time here. The situation is very simple; this is an incredibly important book. The writing is absolutely stunning and - along with the story - really manages to get to your soul, while treating its serious theme with all the rightful respect and raw realism that is needed. The characters are all very well fleshed-out and throughout the story you really connect with them and care about them so deeply. And with creating a connection to the characters the book manages to show you the importance of pointing out the devastating tragedy of WWII. Especially the narrative by Death is so emotional and it's just a great outcry against the insanity of war, a hymn for love and peace and how important it is to remember the shameful past of humanity and never again repeat it. This book just gets you so invested in the lives of the people on Himmel street and how the war turns them upside down. It's just so important and unique and I can't find the right words to describe how it made me feel. I could even say that a book has never made me feel this exact way before!
I would recommend this book to literally everyone. You don't have to be a fan of historical fiction, you don't have to think that it's a subject you'd be interested in. And also, whoever labeled this as YA was not in their right mind. Although - and everyone should hear this - YA books are the hidden gems of literature and adults are really irritating when they pass on/snob down on a book just because it's YA - I mean, that's so frustrating, people. Anyway, my point is; this book should be labeled only as "super important to read"!This is just THE book!