Friday, May 29, 2009

Resistance by Anita Shreve

So, I admit it took me a bit to get into this book. But I think that was just me and the state of mind I've been in. I think I'd have been better off picking a light, fluffy read this week. I'm glad I stuck with this book though because it really is so well done. You know the story is well written when you can see it. And I can.
Set in Belgium in WWII, Resistance tells the tale of an American pilot who crashes into a small village and the people that live there. In particular is Claire, a woman who works on the secret lines transporting people through Belgium to freedom.
It's one of those books that I really don't want to say a lot about because I may say too much and give away the whole of the story. I do reccommend this book, with warning that it is very real (this isn't a romantic, light wartime book). Once I got into it, I really couldn't put it down.

1 comment:

Bluestocking said...

I noticed someone else reviewed this recently. I might have to check this one out.