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Tasmina Perry
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Anh Do
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Leah Fleming
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Lucy Cruickshanks
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The Storyteller

The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult There is a mantra I always chant internally when I read Jodi. "It's the journey not the destination" - there is always the "Jodi" twist, likr clockwork, in the last few pages but the re-telling of the holocaust was thoughtful and always thought provoking. The different fonts for the different voices was actually quite distracting as I try to build a mental pic of the characters speaking out from the pages.
Perhaps because he was referee in the book, but I can't help comparing this book with Stephen King's short story "Apt Pupil" which also features an ex-Nazi.
All the same, the subject reflects a maturity in Pico's writing and isn't as familal like her previous books.
All in all, a good read.