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5.0 out of 5 stars
Quirky, original and beautifully written, 28 July 2008
Unaware of any "hype" surrounding this book I bought it on a whim a few months ago. Picking it up last week I was totally gripped and couldn't put it down. Unlike previous reviewers I did not find anything about this story depressing. Parts are very sad but always there is a sense of hope. All the characters are determined to survive. They make the best of the circumstances. The community of Himmel Street could be any British street from the same time - with more Nazis, obviously!
The book is narrated by Death so from the outset expect people to die. If this upsets you easily this is not the book for you. If you do not enjoy WWII stories then this is not the book for you.
For me this is the best book I have read in years.