The Storyteller Hardcover – 26 Mar 2013
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This is as harrowing as it is readable with powerful scenes in Auschwitz (Independent)
Picoult is an expert at keeping you turning the pages (The Lady)
An emotional and compelling tale (Sun)
Another great read (Cosmopolitan)
A powerful and unexpected climax (Good Housekeeping)
Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult combines topical moral issues and emotional human drama with the page-turning compulsion of a thriller.See all Product description
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Jodi picoult as always touches your feelings.
As found in the author's other novels, aspects of moral dilemmas were woven in to this novel. She also throws light on what it might take to make someone inflict these horrendous crimes on others. She compares and contrasts two German brothers to illustrate this. She also adds 'It turns out the more you repeat an action, now matter how reprehensible it is, the more you can make an excuse for it in your own mind'. The relationship between the brothers is also reflected in a fantasy story Minka created when she young. This story shown in italics is introduced before Minka's life story, and at first it was hard to understand why it was in the novel; however later we discover that Minka being a 'storyteller' is an important aspect to her survival.
The novel starts in the present day with Minka's grand daughter who has her own emotional issues and her own dilemma relating to someone else who has also been through the war. Different chapters are written from different characters prospectives so don't forget to check at the top from who's prospective it is.
lush with history and difficult to read sections of times at Auschwitz, she creates a character that you abhorrent for the monster he was, and one you are reluctant to believe as the gentle soul he is today. you grow to love the scarred girl who hides her ugly face from the world, and wish along with other characters that she would only realise that beauty is not only on the outside!!
As a with Jodi, there is a twist at the end - looking back, I should have seen it coming but hindsight is a great gift.
if you read only one book this year, make it the Storyteller... for inexplicable reasons, I sit have tears trickling my eyes even though I am finished reading!!#
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