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The novel gave hope for freedom loving men and women who needed courage in the face of great evil.
Steinbeck's "The Moon is Down" is a must read for anyone who has an interest in the World War II Nazi occupation of towns in countries like Norway, Italy and France.
Most of John Steinbeck's readers admire him for his singular ability to create characters so real and memorable and to tell their story with extraordinary sympathy.
Great Steinbeck novella story. I just wish it were longer. It is amazing how this author can fully develop a character in a matter of a few paragraphsPublished 25 days ago by Ray Bowers
Written for an allied world, our own American foreign policy makers should reread this book, a masterpiece of insight as well as propaganda, to better understand the mindset of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Todd R. Herrmann
This novel is amazing. Short, but gripping. It starts off more light hearted and humorous but quickly starts to deal with the very essence of human nature and the boundaries of a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JackyBabyT
I enjoyed this book very much. I read it in two sittings and am considering rereading it again this evening. There is considerable truth in its message.Published 1 month ago by maxkindle
I recently discovered this book, and am happy that I have. Just a slice of the pie, but what a slice! I can see why the Nazis didn't want people to have this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by julie
One of the better "required" books for a class in college. It's unique, and really makes you think about what individuals had to go through back during World War IIPublished 3 months ago by Raina
This disarmingly simple tale of invasion and occupation in an unnamed country was reprinted secretly in many European countries during World War II. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marilyn Stauter
I enjoyed this book very much. Very thought provoking as to the human condition. I liked that it was written in 1942 and that although many Americans have not may not have read... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Suzanne E. Smith
The book is excellent or better. See my other review in more detail. Probably least known and should be his best. May be we'll see a move. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Aaretun