31 May 2009

A Shocking Story


I have just finished reading this book, "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas" by John Boyne.

All I'll tell you about the story is that it is of a nine-year-old boy whose father is the commandant of Auschwitz.

It's written in a very simple, but not immature, style. It's not a pretty book but it is compelling and the ending will shock you and haunt you.

It's unforgettable.

8 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

I haven't read the book but will be looking for it.
I love the picture of Shelby and Kayla. I used to have a big dog and got a yorkie pup who liked to snuggle with his big friend. It was so cute.

I'm glad you got rid of the trojan. I sure wish they would find and thoroughly proscecute the jerks that create them.

srp said...

Schindler's List left me speechless and I will look for this one too. Is it in the children's section?

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I have this movie rented. I did not realize it was a book. I really need to get the book read with all my "FREE time...Ha!! Our daughter Julie and her family are on their way here from Illinois which is around 900 miles here to ga. We will have about 10 in our house!! OH!!
Well Garrett and I have the outside papers off of the straws up our noses. I am always teaching him some weird thing to do..After all gmas are for that purpose!! Smile..Sandy

Jeanette said...

Gday Robyn.Ive Had good reports on the movie one friend went see movie said she felt very sad and depressed after seeing the movie. ill watch it when Dvd released..

The wines were all alcohlic Carol and I downed a couple of chilled red (So Nice)these were made to be served chilled as was the tasting,but can be served room temp (Crimson Cabernet)WE all bought 6 each of thses. one of Bottles in photo from Banrock station over weekend..

Hootin' Anni said...

Thank you, thank you....thank you!!!! For naming the Ixora for me. I knew it started with an "I" but could only come up with Ixtapa [Mexico] in my mind. And when you don't know what it's called but the first letter, Google isn't any good. LOL

And the Angel Trumpet is Datura, scientifically speaking....but, here in Texas when you purchase them at the nursery they're called Angel Trumpets.

You don't know what a life saver your comment was. :o)

Lifecruiser said...

Sounds like an engaging book, but I'm not surprised considering the subject... Such a sad place and happenings... *sigh*

Jack K. said...

We are waiting to see the film.

Liz said...

I'll have to get it. And add it to my pile ...