I though it was great
I really liked it. Made me feel like I knew the characters.
The only way to connect three time-scapes is to tell the story from different points of view. Our perceptions are influenced by our world schemata which is a product of our experiences and exposures in our own life time. Plus, who and what would be omniscient enough and immortal to be able to tell us all the stories and feelings from 3 generations? I did find it interesting that the perspectives we hear are “not people who would end up in history books”. Benno just reacts to survive and nearly gives up his faith. Kai is just trying to protect… Read more »
I would have liked to see how they all survived that intervening thirty years.
An indeterminate third person PKG would have worked, but not with the same personal immediacy of her treatment of the story.
I liked it, however once I got confused and solved it by going back to the start of the chapter to see at which point I was currently reading.
I always like when you get multiple points of view in a story. I feel like it gives you a deeper understanding of the plot. Plus, it is a reminder in real life that there ARE multiple perspectives on things that are happening, not just one.
It can be hard to follow especially when you have to put down the book for a while, but it does add a broader perspective to the story.
Multiple points of view is not my favorite point of view. I kept up with who was speaking, but would sometimes not focus on the switch and have to look back for the speaker.
It makes it more realistic to see the same event from different perspectives. You get more of each character that way too. It allows us to fully “hear” each voice better
Most excellent. I say, a brilliant work of art, this book.
I didn’t mind the multiple points of view. I feel like Benno’s POV was important to the overall plot of the story but that Kai’s was not needed. His POV didn’t drive the story forward.
I thought it was great but I wish the author also used Mitzi voice to have a better understanding of her character. Her character plays a significant role being the only East Berliner of the trio.
I have read books like this in the past and actually live having different points of view on the subject. Every one has different personalities so neat to read a book and hear different points of views. There are books I have read and wished I could hear another characters point of view!
This book was so different and just terrific . Different from what I usually read. Enjoyed it very much.
I liked all the points of view expressed here. I really like stories that weave history together! Thank you so much. I look forward to future books by Ms Locke.
I am more than halfway through the book and keep wondering when is “present time” when Ellie disappeared from her school trip. I’d like to know how many years it was after 1988 when most of the events are taking place.
The Author successfully used the device or multiple points of view in this story. It adds dimension to the texture. Ellie starts out as a confused and one dimensional young girl. Kai is a brooding young man who even at the first has the texture of his love for his enigmatic younger sister I his loss of his people. Benno, seen solely from Ellie’s viewpoint is a beloved but somewhat delusional old man. With his desperate point of view, we can see his bravery and a glimpse of a truly abominable period of history. Unfortunately true. Ellie gets over her… Read more »
I like author use of multiple narrative. It made the story connect well and gave me a better understanding of what was going on. I was not lost at all and was able to stay on track with the narratives. I normally do not read time travel books, but this one is a good one.