Sunday, July 3, 2011

Review: How Huge the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn

How Huge the Night: A NovelHow Huge the Night: A Novel by Heather Munn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Normally, I really enjoy books centered around the Holocaust. For some reason, this one just didn't do it for me. Maybe it's because I didn't have the time to sit and really read it through once I got started, I don't know. I really wanted to like this one! There were so many parts that confused me and I jumbled all the characters up. I don't like going for long periods and stretching a book out but alas, grad school took priority. I also do not tend to restart books once I've already started. THAT being said, you may really enjoy this book. Many others have!

In this book you meet many interesting characters: Julian, Benjamin, Pierre, Henry, Niko, and Gustav to name a few. I really enjoyed the story of Niko and Gustav! There's seemed much more adventurous to me, while very scary at times too! Julian stuck me as wimpy and needy and Benjamin was extremely homesick. I didn't "get" these characters like I wanted. I do appreciate what happens with Henry in the end. I hope to hear more about that in the sequel (yes, I do want to read it even if this one didn't grab me!).

I cannot even begin to imagine how living during this time must have been for Jews. The nights probably did seem huge, dark, and never ending.

I'll be passing this book along in a future giveaway so be sure to check back often! I do think others will be able to have a finer appreciation of this book so please do not just take my word for it.

Many thanks to Kregel Publishing for providing the book in return for my honest review.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reviewing! I do appreciate your honesty, it actually made me laugh a bit because a couple of other people have found Nina wimpy rather than Julien, but I would say you are more right than them. Glad you want to read the sequel even though you weren't able to enjoy this one as much as you hoped. We're working on it! I'm on chapter 6 right now, the most eventful chapter so far. It's fun.