Monday, September 21, 2009
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
This is the very compelling story of a rural German family near the end of World War II. They evacuate their home before the Russians invade and face many hardships along the way. It was very thought provoking, raising such questions as how much did the average German citizen know about what the Nazis were doing and what could they have done about it. This would be an excellent book to read in a book club where these questions and many others could be discussed. I rate this book 4 out of 5; the only reason I didn't rate it a 5 was I didn't always care for the writing style, and sometimes the dialogue seemed stilted to me. But I really liked the book anyway.