This is a bestseller and I enjoyed it.
I am fascinated by the WW2 in Europe setting.
It was an easy read but a tiny bit...chicklit...
The Invisible Bridge is way better on the same setting.
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neverendinghurt Member Member # 15859
Posted: 12:36 AM, August 13th (Saturday)
I read Sarah's Key too recently. I thought it was okay. It started off quite well and I liked the story told from Sarah's pov, but not so much in modern times.
I think it would have been a better book without the last several chapters.
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
James M. Barrie
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Skye Member Member # 325
Posted: 8:09 AM, August 13th (Saturday)
I thought "Sarah's Key" a bit contrived and really didn't care for the modern story, either, NEH.
Two WWII books I thought were very good were "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake and "Suite Francais" by Irene Nemirovsky. They're very different from each other and very different from "Sarah's Key."
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metamorphisis Administrator Member # 12041
Posted: 9:46 AM, August 13th (Saturday)
I felt the same way about this book. Just sort of blah.
An incredible book in this setting is Marge Piercy's "Gone to Soldiers."
It's an older book. I have read it twice, once in my early 20's and again in the last few years and I loved it both times. “We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin