Book Review – All The Light We Cannot See

“All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

This book has it all. It is filled with science and technology, mystery and poetry. It is a story of survival and love. “All the Light We Cannot See” won a Pulitzer Prize in 2015 and the author has received other awards too numerous to list. 

The setting is WWII in Germany and France. There are two main characters, a blind young girl in Paris and a small boy in an orphanage in Germany. The way their lives are entwined is brilliant and endearing. Both young people bravely face near impossible odds against surviving and one of them wins. 

This story was riveting for me and I rank it as one of the best books I have read.  


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


6 thoughts on “Book Review – All The Light We Cannot See

  1. Hi Sue
    I agree with you, I thought that book was wonderful when I read it a year or so ago. You have prompted me to read it again because I can’t remember all the details about why I loved it so much! Thank you ☺️

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    1. Helen, I’m so glad you agree. I’m beginning to read a lot of books for the second (or third) time because I can’t remember as much as I’d like! Thanks for following Crooked Creed!


  2. Thanks for reminding me about this book. I picked it up at a neighborhood street library and forgot it until now. I’ve heard great things about it. Next on my list!

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