Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons

I have not read a novel based on either WWI or WWII, but the reviews of this novel and that is takes place in Russia appealed to me. I was quickly drawn into the story the characters Tatiana and Alexander are so real and their story is so genuine it was easy to fall in love with them. The setting in Leningrad during the Nazi invasion is such a horror the citizens living in fear of the bombings and food had to be rationed and many starved to death so many that the bodies were piled outside of the cemeteries. Paullina Simons story is so powerful it really pulls at your hear strings.

The story begins with Tatiana at the age of 17 and she meets Alexander at a bus stop, it is love at first sight. Not long after the two meet Alexander is taken away by the war. The two are meet by so much tragedy and you want their hopes and dreams to come true, their story has so many turns and twist you cannot put the book down you want to know what happens next. This book is so much more then a love story it is about the human will to love and survive I recommend this book to everyone.

The ending will leave you hanging so I recommend you have the 2nd book which is Tatiana and Alexander. I give this book 5 STARS


Marg said...

This is one of my favourite books ever. I read it overnight, called in sick to work, and then went to the bookstore and read the next one overnight as well! I was a zombie for a few days after that, but it was totally worth it!

Zeek said...

Yep tops my favorite of all time list as well!