Book Reviews of Hunger

Author: Elise Blackwell
ISBN-13: 9780316907194
ISBN-10: 0316907197
Pages: 160
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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a gem of a little book - set in St. Petersburg/Leningrad during the 900-day seige
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Small book. Unusually thought provoking. Life during the German seige of Leningrad when famine is widespread. A scientist in the area of food production, finds himself tested in the crucible of history,as he and his fellow scientists agree not to eat the food they are working with.
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I did not enjoy this book. It was a good idea for a book, but I did not enjoy the way it was executed.

It was a quick read but it seemed vague and disjointed.

(*** possible spoiler below***)
The main character is put out there for you to hate as if nothing is redeemable about him. I did hate him for is adulterous affairs. I did not hate him for stealing food to survive, as I feel I was suppose to.

I would try another book by this author. I would recommend this book to try since it was not a huge time investment if you don't like it.

(FYI: I read this book and then "Fat Girl" by Judith Moore. The contrast was nice.)