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Stays with you
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2018
I read "All the Light We Cannot See" and was blown away by the brillance of Anthony Doerr. I purchased this book hoping it would even come close to being as good. I was not let down at all. These are not stories you are going to read today and forget in a day or week. They get inside your mind, heart, and soul. Having had family members who suffered from memory loss as well as losing some of my memory, I can relate to the heartbreak on both sides. I found myself pondering these stories several times and finding new insights each time. This is definitely not a mindless beach or plane book. Savor it in peace and quiet with as little distraction as possible.
I could not start reading a new book for a few days after finishing this. I was afraid it would be like enjoying a fine gourmet meal and then ruining that taste in your mouth by immediately eating a Big Mac.