Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Read this for book club (3/2011) and it was very enjoyable! The letter format is not bothersome once you read a few pages into it and get used it, it's actually kind of refreshing to see people write letters instead of just IM. We (the book club) thought it had a way of mentioning the horrors of war without depressing you horribly because it was charming and funny...kind of like "Life is Beautiful."
I would recommend this to fans of historical fiction. It is a different take on WWII that gives you insight into how people dealt with issues and how brave they could be without constantly mentioning gas chambers or trains of death. I also had no idea what happened on these little islands and smaller places during WWII so it educated me a little bit as well.
And so it goes...