Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Friday, December 27, 2019

Read The World - Estonia - The Beauty of History

Book: The Beauty of History
Author: Viivi Luik
Pages: 152
Book takes place in the country - YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO

This is my 166th read for the year

The year is winding down.  I might get one more book in before the year is over.  Maybe two - we shall see.

This poetic book is the story of a Estonian woman who has agreed to pose as a model for a famous artist who is trying to avoid being sent into the military.  Although the young girl is not that interested in politics, the world around here in 1968 Estonia cannot be ignored. 

This is an interesting book, yet hard to review.  The style took a lot of concentration.  I did like the story, but for a short novella, it took me much longer to read than expected.  You do become drawn to the main characters and hope for a good outcome.  The poetic flow of the book captivates the political atmosphere of Estonia and draws attention to minute, mundane details not usually seen in books about war and unrest.  I am glad I read it.

Stars: 3 1/2

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