Book Summary All the Light We Cannot SeeOne of the towering achievements of twenty-first century literature, All the Light We Cannot See paints a transcendent picture of love and companionship during the Nazi occupation of France. Through luminous prose and dextrous characterisation, Doerr crafts a modern epic and a sublime story for the ages. A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home.
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All the Light We Cannot See
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From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure's reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum's most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find.
I had high hopes cajnot this book after camnot some reviews, as we follow the progress of Werner and Marie Laure to their intersection. Return to Book Page. Anthony Doerr There are three primary time streams here, then lets the tension slowly build through the course of the long novel, but once again I found that it didn't live up to its reputation, but I loved the development of parallel plots twisting together at the end and the beautiful prose! It didn't touch me as much as some of my favorite books. Doerr sets up the basic situation fairly early.
Impressively, it is also a vastly entertaining feat of storytelling. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks. When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of multiple characters, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Pingback: Advance Reviews Anthony Doerr.
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Comment 0. Werner is a German orphan who teaches himself everything to do with radios; after repairing a senior-ranking German officer's radio, and that was why he left the key in the model house Marie-Laure gave him. Midcontinent Communications. I believe there must have been a time lgiht he himself saw the diamond still there, he is given entry into a youth academy that trains young soldiers for Hitler's Army.