All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1476746605 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 7/22/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 23, 2021
'All the Light We Cannot See' centres around two main characters, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, a blind French girl who after leaving Paris to live with her great-uncle on the coast takes part in the French Resistance,and Werner Pfennig, a very Aryan-looking German boy with an interest in radios who joins the German Army as a schoolboy. The narrative consists largely of flashbacks but is told in the present tense in short alternating chapters and is set in France and Germany predominantly shortly before and during WWII.

Given the diverse ideologies of the two central characters their eventual meeting reads like a modern parable: The blind broadcaster and potential martyr meets the ever-listening receiver, who has lost sight of his own principles.

Doerr can certainly write beautifully, the story moves briskly and efficiently toward its climactic encounter a couple of months after D-Day. Yet there are also a few elements that felt unnecessary, in particular concerning Sergeant. Major. Reinhold von Rumpel, meaning that somehow he managed to just miss the mark making it an enjoyable read rather than a great one.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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