Thursday, August 30, 2007

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night by Elie Wiesel

Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and pens his memories of those horrendous times in Night. Wiesel and his father stayed in Auschwitz for a period of time, but were also shuffled to and from other camps. He saw babies being burned, people being shot, men starving, and any other human atrocity you can think of.

I can't really even try to review this book, because what I say won't do the book or the subject justice. How can you review a personal account of the Holocaust anyways? It is unbelievable that a human being could do such things to other human beings. What Wiesel describes is at some times so violent and despicable that it is hard to understand such things could happen.

The writing of the book is very fluid and at times even poetic. It is not for the weak of heart though, as it is quite depressing.



1 comment:

Jeane said...

My best friend loved this author but I was always reluctant to try him for some reason. I'm glad you brought him to my attention again.