The Final Puzzle, an offering from author Juhi Ray, whose writing is at its best when she is exploring this territory. While there's canon lore on Akbar and his one of the nine gems Birbal, and Author Juhi has clearly done her homework, there's a lot of wiggle room there, too, for imaginative storytelling. And that is precisely what we get here.
In the Book Thief by Markus Zusak, author uses a rich, multi-layered blend of allegory, metaphor and symbolism to create amidst the dirt and depression of Germany during the late 30s and 40s a stark vision of historical and philosophical thoughtfulness.
Title: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Genre: Historical Fiction
First Publication: 2006
Major Characters: Bruno, Gretel, Shmuel, Lieutenant Kotler, Pavel Bruno's Mother...
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