Our local library saved my marriage. That’s probably overreacting but I will say my husband is thrilled that I will look at the library before buying something and that library books eventually leave the house.
That being said, the library has a wait list for some books; and while a long wait may get me to buy something I wanna read NOW sometimes I just wait it out. And sometimes that means, with due dates looming, I read two thematically similar books in too quick a succession.
All the Light we Cannot See was fighting an uphill battle against the recently read The Nightingale and lost.
We have two people in the years leading up to and during World War II. Marie-Laure, a blind girl in France who lives with her father. And Werner, an orphan with great math skills who lives in a German orphanage with his sister.
Marie-Laure and her father flee to a coastal town in France to live with her excentric uncle after the war starts. Warner’s intelligence gets him a spot in a school for Hitler’s Youth where you’re reminded Nazis are assholes.
I hated that most of the chapters were only a paragraph or two and then jumped to another character. I never got into the flow of things. I enjoyed Marie Laure’s story (especially with her uncle) more than Werner’s and could have done without the old German hunting down a magical diamond sub plot entirety.