Thursday, January 3, 2008

Night by Elie Weisel

Has anyone else read this book? I am about 2/3 the way through and can't stop. I am listening to it by way of my iPod and usually listen while I am exercising or doing something house-holdy. This first 1/4 I listened to while walking down some farm road, freezing cold, and crying. I have read other books written by Holocaust survivors and I am sure that I was affected by those, but this, at this time, was a book that I almost couldn't bear. I considered putting it away to be read/listened to at another time. For someone to endure the horrors that he experienced and put it into words that might convey 1/10 of the pain and suffering, if that, amazes me. I feel that I am not fit to even write about it. Amazing book, amazing author.

1 comment:

Paige said...

Whit, I can't wait to read this. I think I have a disease, because I love to read sad books. It's like when I get in my car and drive around crying listening to sad songs. I think I was supposed to out grow this ritual in High school..But I'm still waiting.