A story about this — 7 years ago
This had been on my “I should read this” list for a while. Yesterday at church the seminarians who put on mass for students from my study abroad school mentioned that they were holding a discussion group on the book today, so I figured, so what if I’m in the middle of three other books? I’d been meaning to read this anyways, why not? So I read the book today before the discussion group. I finished it in an hour – 45 minutes sitting outside getting sunburnt then the first 15 minutes or so of my ethics class. It’s definitely worth reading. Very well written. Weisel is, I think, as able as anyone can be to communicate the horrors of what he witnessed and the way in which he managed to survive those horrible years.
As much as books about the Holocaust always leave me feeling disgusted with humanity, I’m really glad I read this book, and I highly recommend it to everyone else.