Saif Mahmood Mahmood từ Kurua, Jharkhand 828109, Ấn Độ
You can't help falling in love with the characters in this book. Liesel and Rudy, Hans and Rosa and Max became very dear to me. I truly loved reading this book, and especially loved the author's amazing usage of metaphor. It made reading the story a rich experience...plus the fact that the narrator is "Death" himself really added an interesting perspective. I was given a different view of what it was like for Germans themselves living during WWII, and my heart ached at the end. Definitely a book I'd like to read again sometime, or perhaps even add to my personal library. The reason I only gave it 4 stars was because the epilogue was a disappointment to me. I wanted more detail and felt cheated that I didn't get to know more about the lives of my beloved characters' in the years that followed.
The writing in this book is smooth but somewhat digressive. The personalities of the women who went on this great adventure are not clearly drawn, but their true grit in dealing with wild mountain hardships and advancing the cause of education is evident from the results of their efforts, and the way they lived their lives after they both married. It's an interesting picture of what miners' and homesteaders' families endured in the early 20th century.
I realy love suspenseful mysteries. This is the second book in a trilogy. This was less violent than the first book. I was hesitant to read it because even though the first book was very good, it was more violent than I prefer to read. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery. Looking forward to reading thae last book in the series.