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Anyone who had a heart !!!,
This review is from: Beatrice and Virgil (Signed Edition) (Hardcover)
I absolutely loved this book. I have not read life of Pi, but it will be the next book I read. I cant really understand how you could not get this book as some reviewers have said, there really is nothing to get. I was completely immersed by the authors writing style from the first page and found myself drawn in completely. I found the descriptions of the animals, the pear and the shirt all equally delightful. The juxtaposing of the animals innocent enjoyment of the minutia of things around them with the story of the Holocaust was extremely powerful in bringing out the horror of the laid back violence. In short if you love animals like i do and you are sensitive to the emotions of others you will be deeply touched by this book. I read the final pages with the games for Gustav through a flood of tears. Loved it , loved it , ,loved it .