• ★★★★-4

Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I'm not gonna say too much about this book, but to start I think that objectively speaking this is probably a 5/5 book, it's just that I rate my books subjectively and I only enjoyed this book as a 4/5. (This could potentially also be because many of my friends said that it was literally the best book they'd ever read, so I had some pretty high expectations going in.) The writing is phenomenal. The descriptions are lush, but not overdone, and there are so many little connections woven throughout the story, even the meaning of the title itself is a double. Characters are very well done, and lovable for people who have a soul. I liked the characters and appreciated their arcs, but I'm pretty soulless and didn't care too much about them... that's not the book's problem though lol. Plot was interesting in the middle of the story because in the beginning I was just very confused by both POV and timeline switching at the same time, and by the end I was just reading about each character's ending and by that point I didn't care as much anymore. Overall I think this is a great book, however, my enjoyment level of it was just good.

Song I was reminded of while reading: Fragile

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