Having read a couple of slightly disappointing books, I needed something brilliant to turn to but also wanted to read something new. So only several years(!) after my friends started recommending it to me, I’ve now finally read All the Light We Cannot See.
What a delight it is. Beginning during the siege of Saint Malo in 1944, Doerr weaves together the stories of a French girl and a German boy into a magnificent and spellbinding saga. I loved everything about it — Doerr’s beautiful prose, his confidence with nuance and the characters’ arcs.
My brain is struggling slightly with second-vaccination side effects (a wonderful problem to have), so I will just stop there and say that if you haven’t read it yet, put it on your summer reading list. And any recommendations on another Doerr to read next are very welcome.