When I started this book, I had no expectations. But I was immediately intrigued by the story. The topic is uncomfortable at times, but the writing is good and keeps you interested. A deep psychological book with insights/thoughts that made me think.
I was expecting more from this book. It had so much potential with its premise. But it kept veering off course and getting so bogged down in details I couldn't follow the story. By the end, I didn't care if I understood the paragraph or not, I just moved on to get the book over with. I would not attempt to read this again nor would I recommend it.
I love Pat Conroy's books and have read everyone. I was so excited when this one came out! But then so disappointed when I started it. It slow, difficult to read and dull. Not at all like his previous books. I couldn't finish, even after multiple attempts!
I really made myself finish this book. I felt the ending was an afterthought and did not flow with the story at all. The book dragged quite a bit and many times I felt I was reading *filler* and was asking what was the point of that?
******My copy of the book does not have a cover and has some writing (not much!) in it. Please let me know if this will be a problem!******
But the book for me was all common knowledge, even the recipes. This information may have been new when the book was published, but now I feel all of this information I use now, and I need more detailed information. I need the *next* step.
This book was a wonderful read. So many historical aspects. It was cryptic in the beginning, so I was unsure, but as I kept going it progressed to where I could not put it down. I now have a fascination with trying to read more books like this, especially pertaining to the history of Nazi Germany.
I read this book very quickly! It was a dark story, and hooked me in the beginning, the middle lagged some, but then it was worth sticking to the end. Interesting perspective on one event from many different viewpoints. Easy to read.