Rated of 5
by Karen O
This book was excellent. The story itself was gripping - dealing with Holocaust survivors and their younger relatives who cannot easily comprehend everything that happened, and how people changed. But it is the author's style that kept me glued to the book. By going into the minds of the younger generation as they think NOW, but using flashbacks to explain the older characters - the author penned a convincing portrait of how the world has changed, and how it hasn't. I highly recommend this book!
Rated of 5
This plot was indeed interesting, but maybe it was just above me. I had trouble staying interested. The story seemed not pulled together enought and there was too much that didn't add to the story at all. I loved the idea of the story when I started it, but I was disappointed by halfway through the book. I had to force myself to finish it, because I did want want to know how it all came together. I'm not really impressed by this writer's style - just his imagination.
Rated of 5
I'm 18 and absolutely loved the book! The book is well-written and credible, so much so that I was in tears by the end of the book and very, very few books are able to make me cry. It draws you into the realities of WW2 on a level that few books are able to reach. It explores the complexities of human nature and how different people can be and act away from judging eyes, and personally it's incredibly difficult to make those actions credible to the reader, especially if it's likely that the reader has already formed a personal opinion on the character, yet Brodrick is able to do that in such a way that you actually realise how complex human nature is and how evil has some good in it and how good has some evil in it. "The Sixth Lamentation" is a book that I would read again anyday.
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