I read this book for the first time as a young teenager. It was one of two Uris books that started me into reading everything he wrote.
The book itself is short, it was a small paperback and I read it within a few hours.
The novel was written a very long time ago...we have already had several decades of people who deny that the horrors of WW2 ever happened. For me, it was a personal affirmation.
Do you know what it's like to be 10,11,12,13 or 14 years old, and hear your mother crying in the night? Not once, not twice, but frequently. I know!
I may never read this book again...it already has given me my lesson in life.
A disturbingly good book.'
I find Uris a very powerful writer. This was a fine example of his work.
QB VII has an interesting story line with well-drawn characters. However, I found it more than a bit self-indulgent, particularly in light of the back story to it. The details of the English courts were more than I cared to read, with so many places and characters thrown in that it became difficult to follow. Worth reading, but not one of my favorite books, by a long shot.