Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Night -- Elie Wiesel

It's taken me a few days to digest this book. I have been meaning to read this for sometime and I finally sat down and read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. Stunning and upsetting all in one. I know other people have probably said this before, but one of the most powerful books about the Holocaust that I have read. This one is going to sit with me for a long time. I am now interested in reading this follow up called All Rivers Run to the Sea to see what his life was like after the war.

1 comment:

Justagirl said...

I recently read this book all in one sitting, too. Even thinking about it makes me feel almost shaky. Similar to you said, of everything I have ever read or seen about the Holocaust, this made me feel it the most. If you haven't seen it, Oprah did a whole special with him at Auschwitz, and it is was amazing to see and hear him talking about his experiences. (It's on YouTube if you search for Oprah Elie Wiesel)

Good luck with your project!