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on 18 March 2015
I read 'The Pianist' when I first heard about the film adaptation being released (it was a few years before I actually saw the film) and the book has always stayed with me. The strength of Wladyslaw is inspiring and heartbreaking as he lives with his world changing from losing his job, his home because he and his family are Jewish, moving to the ghetto to narrowly escaping the train which takes his family away, never to be seen again.
I enjoyed 'The Pianist' from start to finish, it's such a thought provoking story, a story of courage and what you will do to survive. The author's style of writing is surreal, he tells you what happened but there is no feeling, which you understand, he wrote his story a few years after the war, the shock of everything that had happened remained, which made the story more heartbreaking.
A memorable book, I enjoyed reading about what happened next for the author and the story of his saviour.