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Twice Born: A Novel Hardcover – May 12, 2011
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The main reason I bought the book is because I really didn't understand how/why some of the characters did what they did in the movie. And as the movie doesn't allow you inside their heads, you have to rely on a quite a lot of symbolism in order to figure out what is going on at times. Reading the book actually gave me closure that the movie did not.
That said... what an incredible book! It is a tragedy, but it is also a picture of the strength of the human spirit. Though set in the former Yugoslavia prior to and during the war there, the story isn't about the war or the siege of Sarajevo, but the three people around whom most of the story centers (Gemma, Diego, & Gojko) and their relationships.
The book is slow-moving in parts, but does keep your attention. Although I wouldn't classify this book as a romance by any stretch, it will likely appeal more to women than men.
the vivid images offered by the author lead you deeply feel every charachter and their circuimstances including the cities and the societies in them. this is a book of many levels, and every story in it is a journey in itself. beyond the societal and historical perspective, the little story that opens to us is one of the most overwhelming, hard and emotional, so every page is needed to get you to the last page.the most reccomended reading if you like to learn about forgiveness and happiness.
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Not an easy read. For those who lived it - very understandable; for those who didnt not a pleasant book. Real life - a little difficult to follow. DHWPublished 16 months ago by Fl Patriot
I watched a trailer for the movie this novel was based on staring Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsche last week. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Charmane B
I thought it was a great book, couldn't put it down!
Had to keep reading to find out what happened in the beginning and the end!
Makes you think. Some difficult topics. But story is good.,has some difficult scenes,to,watch. Penelope cruse does a great job. I would watch it again. I'm reading the book.Published on January 9, 2014 by 695199
I found this to be a fascinating book. An insight to the war and devistation wrought on the people of that land and insight into their feelings and daily living thru the struggle... Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by Mary T Higdon