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The German Boy (2011)

by Tricia Wastvedt(Favorite Author)
3.43 of 5 Votes: 3
067091942X (ISBN13: 9780670919420)
review 1: I loved this book for so many reasons: 1) The author arrived at writing/publication in her forties! 2) The story portrays rather surreal connections and interconnections between characters, talismans (for lack of a better word), time/place, and relationships. The story is engrossing, the language poetic and stunningly beautiful in places, and the embedded historical references from daily life in war--to major movements, is wonderful.
review 2: While I read this quickly, and found most of it interesting, the ending was VERY unsatisfactory (so many things left unresolved), and, as other reviewers have pointed out, it really wasn't about the German boy at all. It was also a little bit plotless and meandering, as we jump from one character's life to another, as we
... morell as forward and back in time. It was written well however, and the characters well-drawn - all except for Karen, who I found changed too drastically from a very independent, bold, free-spoken single woman, into a weak-willed, gullible and needy wife, and then a strange Jew-hating matron. less
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brilliant book, so many twists and characters were interesting. enjoyed the historical aspects too.
really enjoyed this, although teeny bit disappointed with the end. Really good read though
I found it very difficult to get into this book but once I did I really enjoyed it.
A fast paced read, a great story intwining many lives based on love and lies.
Interesting read. Worth the time, but not as good as it could have been.
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