Book Reviews of The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird
The Painted Bird
Author: Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN-13: 9780802134226
ISBN-10: 080213422X
Publication Date: 8/9/1995
Pages: 234
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Paperback
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awesome and disturbing book. one mans account of how he, as a small child, survived the nazi occupation of his homeland.
this new printing has a forward by the author.
warning- this book does have some very disturbing sexual practices
i found this book so interesting i finished it in one sitting.
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This is the harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a young boy abandoned by his parents during World War Two. This is rather gory in many parts and as another reviewer says " warning, there are some rather unusual sexual practices" this is true. Not for the squimish. But very good book, as this is how it was then.
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a great read!
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Awesome book about the terror of war and a boy caught up in the pain, suffering and loss of his parents. The story is cruel and throws you in the midst of those who through no fault of their own find themselves in a nightmare that never seems to end no matter what they do or pray for. I had to put the book down several times just to take a break from the horror within.