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These books are both really interesting, I absolutely loved reading them. They are both so emotional and captivating to read, I wasn't able to put them down once I had started to read them!
|| The Tattooist of Auschwitz & Cilka’s Journey || Heather Morris || • Book Review 5⭐️ || • - “He is a man whose soul has died and whose body is yet to catch up with it” Morris. •Powerful, haunting, distressing. •Morris retells the true stories of the forgotten. Lale is sent to Auschwitz surviving by being forced to be the ‘Tatowierer”, the man who scratched the numbers into his fellow victims arms. Using his position to help keep others alive, he meets Gita, they will do whatever it takes to be...
After reading The tattooist of Auschwitz (which I was absolutely glued to from beginning to end) due to isolation I finally got time to read my Christmas present. It wasn't as hard hitting as the tattooist, although still emotional in parts especially due to the fact this women was still facing punishment after Auschwitz. It taught me a great deal, as I feel this is rarely portrayed in history and in fact I had no idea that punishment continued in Russia. Lale commented that Cilka Klien was the
Recently I’ve just started reading books as I’m needing to up my skills with writing, I can honestly say these two books having given me an amazing start to my obsession with books now, probably the best books I will ever read. There was an instant grip on both of books. I’ve went on a tour to auschwitz birkenau 2 years ago so while reading them I found them even more intense and surreal. I do hope Heather Morris writes more of these stories or similar as I found them truest amazing x
Based on a true story , but this is still a novel and a romantic one at that .The story is intriguing since it is set in real surrounding and true events . What I found surprising is the way that opportunities which came the way of the main character were not grasped but left for others to benefit . Admittedly she is said to have been a great person but she was out to do anything to live and not be put down ,
Heather Morris writes in a style that keeps you turning page after page, her books are difficult to put down especially if you read about how she came to write them.She writes about a very difficult subject drawing the reader into the book, enabling them to emphasize with the characters.I could not put the books down and was quite sad when I finished them, I wanted to know more, I wanted to keep their story alive and tell other people they must read these stories too. Brilliant!!
Definitely worth the read, I loved the way the characters cross over within the books, it was very clever. A real insight into the rarely explored stories of the Jews labelled as ‘privileged prisoners’ and their individual plights and determination for survival, a viewpoint on the holocaust I haven’t considered previously. I would recommend.
Warning, I've only read Cilka's Journey and not yet The Tattooist of Auschwitz. I'm not sure how I managed to read them out of order but I enjoyed it a lot. It was really hard to read and a bit slow to start but overall a touching story of tragedy and perseverance. I'd recommend it.
I found The Tattooist of Auschwitz moving, I couldn’t put it down. However Cilka’s Journey is on my DNF pile.
The tattooist of auschwitz was one of the best books Iv'e read. a harrowing insight to what went on.
Two of the BEST books I have read in a long time! Page turners!!
This book was a powerful story and it stayed with me long after reading it . I felt so many emotions when reading this book . Probably the best book iv read in a while.
Tattooist read in one day.breath taking and eye opening. Cilka's journey another breath taking eye opening experience
amazing loved every page. A must read for any body.
Love them both SO much🥺 The story, the writer...everything. It's cruel and it's amazing. It took only a four days to read them. You must read these.
Great books! Stories of survival and perseverance.
Both of the books are really captivating and interesting to read as well as heart-breaking. The characters are really brave especially Cilka.
Excellent read. Really enjoyed it.
Brilliant book. I loved it .
Absolutely incredible stories to read! The horrors they endured yet the hope and love they still held on to! Beautiful but a very sad read!
This story is a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and survival against all hope. I found it difficult to put down as I needed to now what happened to the protagonist.
Brilliant and haunting while showing the power of human resilience.
I read this book shortly after reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Maybe if I read it somewhat later, I would have enjoyed it, but it was too much pain and suffering too soon after The Tatooist.
Heart breaking and memorable
To fall in love in such a horrible place is unthinkable. To live in the stench of burning human flesh and feel love amid all these is unimaginable.The book explores the lives of two prisoners who fall in love and through their eyes you will feel deep emotions and plunge into humanity's deep hatred and deep love.
Really good reads. Interesting to see the change between male and female perspectives and journeys throughout both books. Very well written. Would re read again. If you're a fan of world war 2 era then you will love these.
Two amazing stories
Outstanding. Every emotion is felt throughout
Both great reads. Found them to be really insightful, educational, and I love anything that comes from real life experience! Would highly recommend.