My Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale: A Novel by [Hannah, Kristin]My Review and Thoughts:

I cried like a baby. I cried, and cried, and cried. The last 30 pages of this book is heart wrenching and yet beautiful and utterly fantastic. This book causes a memory of a story I will remember, I cannot speak highly enough about it.

Emotionally haunting. Intensely draining. Staggeringly nightmarish. Brutally descriptive. Characters weaved with beauty, and with horror done onto them. The destruction of the human body, but never the spirit, and the soul to do what is right, and to sacrifice what needs to be done for loved ones, and for strangers. 

I will not lie, I cried in many spots in this book. I also did not want to put the book down to do my daily chores, or my daily biddings. I just wanted to read page after page of this brilliant, beautiful, horrible, amazing story of a family, and their plight during war. The story allows you to experience the characters pain, suffering, choices, regrets, doubts, family issues, personal tragedies, horrible mistakes. In the end all you have is family and love, no matter how horrible the past, the present, or even the future might be, with family and with love, everything else does not matter.

Beautiful prose, at its most excellent. Sentences that flow with clarity. Possibly one of the greatest structured stories ever written. Through sentences that leave emotions, and a breathtaking journey to form a complete story that's uses all the senses of the reader.

Amazing. Powerful. Heart wrenching. Superb. A book I fell in love with. It became a part of me. It's a book that will stand the test of time and become, or already has become a masterpiece of literature. It deserves all the accolades it can have. It deserves every award. It deserves so much more. I think it's one of those books, that should be required reading. It should be on anyone's booklist. Book clubs should transcend its beauty and share to others.

I love when I come across a book that not only leaves one totally enthralled with the characters, and the plot, but most of all it makes the reader want to meet the author. It makes the reader want to know everything that went into creating this book. I love it when I come across a book, and read it, and become totally weaved into the sentences. I love to find books that I can display on the shelf, and say yes, that is a must read book. Yes, that is utterly draining to the senses. That is a book that controls the part of the mind that falls in love with great storytelling.

I can't speak enough about this book as you can tell. I highly recommend it. I think it's one of those books, that yes, some might not get it, and some might not understand the power that I'm giving to it, but in the end, it's still one of those books that people will recognize, as being something truly gifted.

My Rating: OFF THE CHART (to award it a number would do it an injustice)

Four Words: Unprecedented. Overwhelming. Ineffable. Classic.

"but love has to be stronger than hate." ---Vianne, The Nightingale