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Spark of Life: A Novel Paperback – April 1, 2014
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Original Language: German
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However, Remarque, does take short diversions to other characters -- including SS leaders and other prisoners. This was interesting and showed the thought processes by all involved. Thought provoking, powerful, as well as scary.
My only gripe about the book was that there seemed to be a ton of characters. Sometimes it was hard to keep track of them all. However, I focused on the main ones and managed well enough.
Recommended to Remarque fans and those with an interest in the history of period. Also, a touching and powerful look at the atrocities that occurred in a concentration camp.
I really liked All Quiet on the Western Front and because of that I purchased this book inexpensively, thinking if it were not good or too overwhelmingly graphic, I could always donate it and not feel guilty.
Initially I thought that although Spark of Life is beautifully written and very interesting I wouldn't reread it. However, now that I have finished it, I will keep itto reread it and also encourage others to read it. It can contribute to the thought that what happened during the Holocaust should never be forgotten, especially in a positive way in that the survivors go on with their lives trying to live in a changed world with hope. This thought is particularly true for those of us who did not live during WWII and knew very few people who actually fought in the war (2 uncles in the Navy and one coworker who was shot down over southern France and was in a prisoner-of-war camp for about 3 years until liberation).
I recommend this book highly, but you have to not be timid about horrible realities of life, although this probably under describes what really happened to the prisoners who survived the concentration camps
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thanks for prompt delivery. This is a book that should be read by everyone, everywhere. We need to be reminded of (history or we are doomed to relive it). Read morePublished 26 days ago by Frequent Buyer
This is the second book I have read by this author....I feel like I am actually part of the scenes he is describing...excellent...Published 2 months ago by Mark G.
Beautiful writing poignant sad and ultimately truthful to the times. set in Nazi Germany in a WW2 concentration camp.Published 5 months ago by Maire Leadbeater
A powerful novel with a wartime setting is something that has been done many times, by many authors. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bradley L Kautz
Very well written , a real insight to what the prisoners went thru.Published 20 months ago by Paul Knight
One of the first novels about the unbelievable conditions of German Prison camps during WW-II. Reading this novel will remind us of man's inhumanity to man. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Thurston L. Cosner