The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Registered by Shahrun
United Kingdom on 10/17/2019
This book is in a Controlled Release!
1 journaler for this copy...
This was a donation to my Dagenham Little Free Library. As it was on my wishlist, I decided to have a cheeky read before putting it back in. Thank you so much to the anonymous donor.
Journal Entry 2
Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, November 07, 2019
On one hand I couldn’t put this book down. It was fascinating reading about the man who literally made his mark on history. His story will continue to haunt me for some time. But I’m very bothered that the author established a connection with Lale, took down his story and then fictionalised it. How much of what we read is actually real? And if it all pretty much is, then why fictionalise it? The truth of history doesn’t need embellishing - it’s incredible enough to simply record what actually happened. I also felt the story was lacking some depth. The author somehow managed to keep it fairly light as she whizzed up through some extraordinary harrowing, unbelievable historical events. It made me feel something important was missing. I was interested in the Additional Information, Afterward by Gary Sokolov, photos and authors experience of visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krompachy chapters. The key element gelling this story is the beautiful love between Gita and Lale. I wonder if they have never met, thus giving each other a reason to survive, maybe alone they would not have survived.
Journal Entry 3
Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, November 08, 2019
Released 1 wk ago (11/8/2019 UTC) at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Left in my colleges draw at work. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Feel free to pass it on after.
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