Review: THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS by Chris Bohjalian

Book Snob has reviewed The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

Bohjalian has written a book that is difficult to read at times as he doesn’t hold back the horror of genocide during World War I.  His book is a necessary introduction to “The Slaughter you know next to nothing about.”  His characters are human, flawed, and believable.  The book is timely as the hundred year anniversary approaches but also because of the political unrest and problems gripping the people of Syria right now.

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Review: THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS by Chris Bohjalian

Chaotic Compendiums recently read and reviewed The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

There is a deeply personal element to this book – an Armenian-American author exploring the Armenian genocide during and after World War I (ain’t war grand).  During this time period the Ottoman empire exterminated between 1 and 1.5 million Armenians. It is considered one of the first modern (meaning 20th century) genocides and, in fact, the word genocide was coined to describe these events.

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