The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

by John Boyne | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552773808 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookCrosser of Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on 8/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by BookCrosser from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Synopsis from amazon: Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

Novels about the holocaust hardly ever work, for me that is. I have read too many eyewitness accounts about Nazi camps. The story is not plausible, Bruno appears to be a very stupid kid, his naivity is just impossible to believe.
If you want to read a 'novel' about the holocaust, read 'Fateless' by Imre Kertesz. It is based on Kertesz's own experience in the camps.

Journal Entry 2 by BookCrosser at By mail in n/a, n/a -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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Journal Entry 3 by Nandaaah from Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, September 13, 2007
Dit boekje gaat op de stapel spullen om mee te gaan op vakantie, als uit is, of me niet aanspreekt ondanks dat het me door verschillende mensen aangeraden is, blijft het in Zuid-Afrika.

Journal Entry 4 by Nandaaah from Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Ik heb het boek gelezen en vond het erg indrukwekkend. Met kinderlijke onschuld een zeer indrukwekkend verhaal op papier gezet. Zeker een aanrader!

Journal Entry 5 by Nandaaah at on Wednesday, April 02, 2008

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Op de post naar Hendrickje die het graag wilde.

Journal Entry 6 by Nandaaah from Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Toch niet naar Hendrickje, omdat ze het al van iemand anders gekregen had.

Journal Entry 7 by Nandaaah at IKEA in Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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In het 55m2 kamertje in het bed.

Dit boek is voor de 3e opdracht van het bookcrossingmonopolyspel losgelaten in de IKEA.

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Friday, July 04, 2008
I was visiting Ikea and I saw this book lying on a night stand. I initially thought the purpose of the book was to decorate the show room. My plan is to read the book when I am in the plane to Indonesia and might leave it there ^^

CAUGHT IN DELFT ZUID-HOLLAND THE NETHERLANDS

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