"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

I know I have confessed my love and admiration for Jodi Picoult before but seriously, she is my pen-wielding hero. Sage's journey into her grandmother's past and the resulting examination of her own present had me completely ensconced for the duration. I could not put this down. I stayed up half the night and read at every available moment until the final page. WWII is one of the most widely written about times in our history. Rightfully so, of course. It's hard to imagine another event that had such a dramatic impact on so many lives around the world. Picoult flexes her literary prowess by taking a story that's been told hundreds of thousands of times and presenting it in a way that pierces the reader's heart anew. Reading The Storyteller made me feel as though I was being introduced to the horrors of the Holocaust for the first time. Is there anything better in this entire world than a novel that has you crying and cheering and hoping and holding your breath? If there is, I cannot call it to mind just now... Thank you, Jodi Picoult, for the gift you've given me in the form of The Storyteller.

You will find an official plot summary at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/779919764.