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night…

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I just finished reading “Night” by Elie Wiesel.

This amazing book was written by a Holocaust survivor about his time as a teenage boy in a concentration camp.

I read this book in a day.  I literally could not put it down.

Night was written years and years ago and was recently re-translated by the author’s wife.

Elie Wiesel is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the author of many, many more books that I plan to explore.  I am so amazed how he was able to share his heart wrenching story.

I would, hands-down, recommend this book to everyone. 

Goodreads describes the book:

Night A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family…the death of his innocence…and the death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary Of Anne Frank, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.

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gone girl…

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I just finished reading “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.  Wow.

I could not have predicted the ending of this book.  I guessed my entire way through reading… about what will come next.

I was never correct.

I love that Goodreads actually describes this book as “unputdownable”  Did they make up a new word just for this book?

The author has two more books that are on my to read list called “Sharp Objects” and “Dark Places.”  After reading “Gone Girl” those two titles are moving to the top of my list!

Goodreads describes the book:

Marriage can be a real killer.

One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.

The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.”

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.