Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See has been the talk of town for the past two years, and it pleases me to say I understand why. I enjoyed this novel so much I am going to create a list of why it rocks…and we all know how much I love making lists.
- Doerr (nearly) perfectly executes…you guessed it…time/narrative jumps
- Doerr provides a unique perspective of WW II by relating the story through the experiences of main characters who are very young and come from very different backgrounds
- Doerr manages to create a vivid view of every setting and character in the novel without over adjectifying (yes, I made that word up. It’s fine. Shakespeare made words up too.) or suffocating the reader with superfluous imagery
- All the Light We Cannot See is just a freakin beautiful story
So. To sum it up. Read this book.
Rating: 5 Blue Diamonds