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TanjaMaFi

vor 7 Monaten

A young soldier, a blind girl and a war that changes everything 

About 75 years ago, a terrible war raged over the world. In the middle of it are a blind girl and a genious soldier. Both tell their story of the war, the hardships and the little joys they find. And one day, however unlikely, their paths cross ...

10 years in the making, All the Light We Cannot See narrates a quiet and beautiful story of two young people who couldn't be more different but are somehow caught in the same events, the same world and the same story. Discover Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece with us!

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More about the book
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure's converge. 

More about the author
Anthony Doerr was born in Cleevland in 1973. He began his writing career by inventing adventures for his Lego and Playmobil figurines, and typing the stories up on his mother's typewriter. By now, he has become one of the most successful US-writers. His novel All the Light we Cannot See was the second most frequently sold novel on amazon.com in 2014.

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Autor: Anthony Doerr
Buch: All the Light We Cannot See

StefanieFreigericht

vor 7 Monaten

Who's participating this month?

I plan to join, just need to get the book yet

Janinasmind

vor 7 Monaten

How do you like the cover?

IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. I can't stop looking at it. The title and cover are captivating - especially together.

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StefanieFreigericht

vor 6 Monaten

Your favorite character

Madame Manec and Frau Elena - both go beyond what could have been expected from them.

StefanieFreigericht

vor 6 Monaten

Tell us about your reading experience

Well, I am just wondering which Doerr I will read next. I already read "Memory Wall" but in German as I won it, so there still are some choices left.

MrsFraser

vor 6 Monaten

5th Section: Ten to the End (pp. 441-530)
@StefanieFreigericht

I didn't notice that but you are absolutely right. Well, that's a little disappointing from a Pulitzer Price...

StefanieFreigericht

vor 6 Monaten

The depiction of war

I actually do not think that the war is Doerr's major topic in here? The war is rather something of a Scenario?

MrsFraser

vor 6 Monaten

The depiction of war
@StefanieFreigericht

I think so, too. And overmore, I think he could have chosen a better one.

Lupina15

vor 6 Monaten

Plauderecke

Ich hätte das Buch sooo gern diesen Monat gelesen, aber da ich 2 Leserunden hatte und 4 Tage auf der Buchmesse war, hab ich nicht mal den 1. Leseabschnitt geschafft. Richtig schade, weil es schon seit Anfang des Jahres bei mir liegt und ich es auch vorgeschlagen hab. Aber in den nächsten Wochen pack ich es noch :*

histeriker

vor 6 Monaten

Plauderecke

Lupina15 schreibt:
Ich hätte das Buch sooo gern diesen Monat gelesen, aber da ich 2 Leserunden hatte und 4 Tage auf der Buchmesse war, hab ich nicht mal den 1. Leseabschnitt geschafft. Richtig schade, weil es schon seit Anfang des Jahres bei mir liegt und ich es auch vorgeschlagen hab. Aber in den nächsten Wochen pack ich es noch :*

Ich war nicht mal auf der Messe, aber in diesem Monat kam irgendwie alles mögliche zwischen mich und das Buch... Ich finde es sehr schade, aber ich werde es sicher irgendwann lesen.

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