Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Night

Author: Elie Wiesel

First line: They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life.

Why you should read this book: Among the first and best-known of the Holocaust narratives, Night is a short, fast-paced voyage that will submerge you in the infinite darkness of the author's experience. The teenage Wiesel watches the Nazis invade and evacuate his city, and he survives the hell that is Auschwitz despite his dwindling will to live. An important book, which should be required reading for all human beings.

Why you shouldn't read the book: Nightmares.

1 comment:

Sarah R. Rodlund said...

I remember when I read that book for the first time; it made me rethink my entire life up to that point. Great book.