From Publishers Weekly
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I would highly recommend this book to anyone who lies historical fiction.
She punches us with her descriptions and compels us to look at suffering and survival and seek meaning where there seems to be only despair, self interest and cruelly.
This book is very well written, characters are well-developed, historical context is well-integrated.
This is well-written, but the story is very melancholy and drags on. The pace of the story actually reflects the plot line well, but it is hard to stay interested enough to finish... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rackliffe Reader
Helen Dunmore has produced a masterpiece. 'The Siege" does more than just recreate the brutal realities of life in Leningrad during the winter of 1941, it transports the reader... Read morePublished 5 months ago by keetmom
Winner of England's prestigious Orange Prize novelist Helen Dunmore is a bewitching storyteller who has an abiding interest in Russian culture and history. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gail Cooke
This is a novel that is both heart-breaking and angry-making. The reader is forced to ask what it is that allows humans to be so appallingly uncaring, insensitive and murderous... Read morePublished 10 months ago by F. Weston
I read a great deal. Most books I try are not worth spending time with, and I stop reading them. Some are good enough to finish. Read morePublished 22 months ago by brm
I am awed by the so well written and thoughtful reviews that some people make. I don't have the time or probably ability to do that, but I don't want to let that stop me from... Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by A. Alexander
The author made you feel as if you were actually there with her descriptive prose. We read this book as a selection for our book club--fantastic choice. DMs. Read morePublished on November 11, 2012 by gramsreads
Excellent work. Superb storytelling as well as historically sensitive. Those who are trying to learn history, please keep in mind that it's novel, and therefore, occasional detour... Read morePublished on May 11, 2012 by Kafishna