My Last Lament by James William Brown
I usually like historical novels about World War II and the holocaust but this book just didn't do it for me. I enjoyed the first third of the book but after the Germans left Greece, the story wasn't as interesting. I think the story would have been better if the story was centered around Stelios and his mother hiding in the basement of Aliki's home but after that point, there was too much going on and it became a very slow read. The puppetry seemed to take center stage when it was a less important topic of the book. The characters were very developed and there was a great representation of mental illness in Takis but they couldn't make up for the lack of a great story. I would recommend this book to someone who is interested in more about the aftereffects of World War II and doesn't mind that there is a lot of unimportant fluff.
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