I thought it was simplistic.
I hated the pacing and spacing.
It was nonlinear storytelling but no discernible reason. Although I didn't actually finish the book, so perhaps that was made clear later.
I didn't finish the book because I didn't care about the facile characters or anything that was happening to them. Out of order, of course, because literature, I guess, can't be linear anymore.
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I'm alone in my tepid reaction to this book. I thought it was simplistic at its very worst, with facile characters and an annoyingly nonlinear plot. I guess if a plot is nonlinear, that's literary. (a nonlinear plot can be a good thing when used for a discernible purpose; I couldn't see the purpose here). I hated the pacing and spacing of the short chapters. I hate that this is a prize winning beloved bestseller and I don't get it. I feel like a cretin. Book, you made me feel stupid! Damn you book. Damn you.
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