Monday, January 31, 2011

100 Word Review: Unbroken

This is one of those books you can't help but tell people about.  I mean anyone...your dental hygienist...your bank teller...the guy in line behind you at Walmart.  Several people told me about it, so I moved it to the top of my to-be-read list.  I'm sooooo glad I did.  Unbroken is an incredible true story told beautifully by Laura Hillenbrand (of Seabiscuit fame).  I can't believe no one beat her to it!  How could this story have gone untold for so long?  Move this book immediately to the top of your stack.  You won't be able to put it down and you'll talk about it with everyone who will listen (and even those who won't).  It will become one of your goals in life to convince as many people as possible to read this book.  As far as my 100 word review goes, this is the toughest one I've done.  I could write hundreds of words about this book, so I really had to work hard to trim it down.  Bottom line...read it!

Here's my 100 word review of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Terrifying...Intense...Gut-wrenching...Heartbreaking...
Astounding...Unimaginable...Uplifting...Amazing...

Man versus Nature...
Man versus Man...
Man versus Himself...

Ravenous men with broken bodies and unbroken spirits; desperately clinging to any shred of hope.

A lesson in courage...resourcefulness...honor...dignity...and the unequivocal power of forgiveness.

If this were a work of fiction, it would be criticized as too unbelievable a story.

These men are a part of what is called America's "Greatest Generation". 
They're cut from a different cloth.

Louis Zamperini and the others are true heroes. 
I thank Laura Hillenbrand for telling their story. 
I've been blessed by it.

(100)

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I found your blog on goodreads and just started following. I loved this book too and couldn't wait to tell others to read it!
    Feel free to come visit my blog at...
    http://thoughtsonbookss.blogspot.com/

    Cathy :)

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  2. I loved this book too...and I bought it for my dad for Christmas!

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