Gavin Housley Housley từ Кокорица, Bê-la-rút
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Excellent, very imaginative.
** spoiler alert ** Inspite of its unlikely circumstance of having a German Commandant take his family to live "just outside the fence"; and it's poor use of idoms (one's that would never have happened in the German language (ie "Out-With" and "The Fury"); it was nevertheless, powerfully thought provoking. Honestly these problems nearly bugged me into stopping. Truthfully, the "idoms" still bug me, and I don't realy think that they are integral to the story--they could have easily been left out, but I proceeded and when I got about half way though (when he actually begins talking with the "1st" "boy in the stripped pajamas", the purpose of the book began to win out. Furthermore, the very fact that we will probably never hear a true account of this particular circumstance curiously makes me wish we could, because there are real fences that many people do live next to--on both sides--and even cross over, who do tell and write their stories. So this fiction offers a hypothetically interesting way to analyze those true fences; and because it is hypothetical and fictiosus, maybe it even can help us seen "real" ones that we wouldn't have seen before. Lastly, I admit, the fate of the "2nd" "boy in stripped pajamas" was a surprise to me--but that solidified the value of the book to me.