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Inspired to read the novel having seen the movie based on the second story, "Lore". The writing is superb and the three narratives are utterly engaging. First Rate.Published on July 28 2013 by David Schurmann
When a friend recommended this book to me she said it was a page-turner but not enjoyable. I must say I found this to be an accurate assessment of a beautifully written but... Read morePublished on May 7 2002
These three novellas take a different approach from the usual in WW2 literature: they present the difficulties for the German people. Read morePublished on April 21 2002 by Excession
The books describes the struggle of 3 generations of Germans to cope with the war.
Helmut is 18 when the war starts. Read more
'The Dark Room' is a beautiful debut. It is captivating, lucid and thought-provoking, without being remotely pretentious. Read morePublished on March 18 2002 by A. Peel
There are two sides to every story. the vast majority of Holocaust literature has dealt with the victim's story. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2002 by Your librarian
There have been many narratives which deal with the world's reaction to the atrocities caused by the Nazis, but few have dealt so directly with how Germans feel about inheriting... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2001 by Eric Anderson
I enjoyed this book but it failed to move me greatly. Three stories of individuals in Germany before, during and after the war. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 2001 by Scott Pack
Three stories about the effects of the holocaust on three German (non-Jewish) families: The first two are from the point of view of children and young people who are witness to... Read morePublished on June 5 2001 by Lynn Adler