world war 2

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand set during WWII in the South Pacific and Japanese prison camps follows Louie’s struggles through the POW camps. This book is one of the best non-fiction books about WWII ever written because it puts you in the POW camps with Louie and his comrades.

Book Review: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The War That Saved My Life is set during WWII and opens up in the Summer of 1939. Ada is ten years old, and has never left her apartment except for one time. The one time she ventured outside she was beaten so badly by her mother.

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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.

Book Review: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Title: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Author: John Boyne Publisher: David Fickling Books Genre: Historical Fiction First Publication: 2006 Language: English Major Characters: Bruno, Gretel, Shmuel, Lieutenant Kotler, Pavel Bruno's Mother...

Book Review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Reading Catch-22 was sort of like watching a brilliantly shining coin flipping through a majestic parabola in slow motion, with one side representing laugh-out-loud comedy and the other an intense exploration of the terrors of war, making its way to the ground with the weight of someone's fate resting on whichever side it falls on.

Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH is realistic fiction based very much on actual events, and as I read of the events of 1946 and later, I was struck forcibly with how closely this work of realistic, historical fiction resembles the best the literary world has to offer in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction. 

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