3.17.2006

Review: Night



Night by Elie Wiesel

This short work of nonfiction was the latest "Oprah Book Club" pick, which means we had a run on the title at the library, but I managed to snag a copy.

This novel is only 120 pages, but it is gripping and horrifying from the first page to the last. Wiesel details his experience in the Holocaust from ghetto to Auschwitz to liberation. Along the way, he gives glimpses of friends and family, and then they are seen no more. His struggle to keep his father and he alive is harrowing and heartbreaking, more so because it's true.

If you haven't read any survivor accounts of the Holocaust before, read this one.

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