Friday, February 28, 2014

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Think you’ve had enough of historical fiction set during World War II? Think again! Set mostly in Saint-Malo, the gorgeous French coastal town, shown on the cover, All The Light We Cannot See is a testament to the triumph of humanity over overwhelming odds. The story features a blind French girl, a precocious German boy and a precious diamond, intertwining to form the backbone of the suspenseful narrative. Love, resilience, guilt, survival, are all weighty themes that unfold magnificently here. You won’t get your head out of Saint-Malo for a while. Small price to pay for a story this good.

A longer review of this book will be published on closer to the release date. Thanks to the publishers for making an ARC available on Netgalley.


  1. I just finished this book -- my favorite of 2014 so far! A wonderful novel I will be recommending like crazy.

  2. Absolutely! I loved it too. But now I think my #1 spot for the year has been usurped by The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt :)