I just finished reading ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr. This is a New York Times bestseller that has gotten a lot of press of late. I found it to be a very well written book telling parallel stories of its characters in the run up to WWII and into the occupation and final end of the war. Its main characters are very well developed and draw you into there lives and interactions.
The book paints a great picture of the nationalism and brain washing of the Hitler youth through one of the books main characters. After reading the book you can almost understand what was to come.
My only trouble with the book is its pacing. It took a long time to get through. Towards the end I found myself skimming. Too bad because it is a solid work of historical fiction.