Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Am I the last person on the planet to read this book?


Even though I've seen this book on every best-seller and book club list, I had no idea what it was about. Turns out it's a novel written in epistolary form (English degree pays off!) about the German occupation of the English Channel Islands during WWII. I know that might sound dry, but the story follows the lives of the island's residents, and it's actually very interesting and charming.

If you haven't read it, check it out. If you have, what did you think?

15 comments:

Tammy said...

Katie I loved this book. It was refreshing and funny and interesting. I have recommended it to everyone I know. Aunt T

Natalie said...

You lost me at WWII.

Natalie said...

or maybe epislotary

Tammy said...

Natalie: It isn't about any real fighting in WWII. If I knew what epistolary meant, I'd be able to tell you my perspective on that, too. Give it a chance. Aunt T

Tammy said...

Or epislotary. Aunt T again.

stephinbham said...

Jen Frazier wanted this to be our next book club book. Before our book club fizzled. Ha ha. I'm anxious to read it.

Robin said...

It is on my wish list on paperback swap. but there are a lot of people ahead of me so it's gonna be a while.

Anonymous said...

Our Mom read this and recommended this book but I haven't gotten to it yet. Mary

Leah said...

I don't think I'd heard of it, so no, you're not the last person.

The Bakers said...

I haven't read it. But then again, I haven't seen "Titanic" yet, so I may not be the best person to ask.

Chelsea said...

My sister-in-law lent it to me and I quite enjoyed it. It's a sweet, simple read and the story is really lovely - it's the perfect book if you just want to drift along and feel cozy, but the ending was a little unsatisfactory. It felt hasty, quite different to the rest of the book. Having said that, it didn't ruin my experience of reading it, so if it's on your list of books you'll one day get around to reading, keep it there.

Anonymous said...

Yes, i did read this book and really enjoyed it. No real war, just life during WWII. Charming

Grandma

Beth said...

Hmm, I havent read that book yet! I will definately have to add it to my need-to-read list!

amy smart said...

This is one of my favorite recent reads. I loved the writing (laughed out loud more than once) and the love story was so sweet. Practically perfect in every way.

Leslie said...

nope i am...i am in the middle of it right now and am really enjoying it.