Sunday, September 6, 2009


I finished reading the book Night, by Elie Wiesel. If I had not seen Schindler's List this year it would have really been a shock, but after seeing that movie, nothing dealing with the holocaust really is shocking to me anymore. The book details Elie's trip from being herded onto a train all the way to liberation from the concentration camps. It gives a lot of details that I'm comfortable not writing about. "How can stuff like this happen in the 20th century? This isn't the Middle Ages." Those were the words of Elie toward the beginning of the story. These words were in the first quarter of the book. It only got worse after that.
Another classic novel down. We will see how much more reading is in store over the next few months. I'm sure I will count some of the books that I read somehow into my list of goals.


Mom said...

The sad thing is that atrocities like that ARE STILL going on in some countries. I admire you for being willing to read about these subjects, Eric. I love you!

Mom said...

Another very good book about how a group got through that ordeal is The Hiding Place by Corrie TenBoom (not sure about the spelling). I read it a really long time ago. (God is the hiding place.)

Eric Weis said...

Well, I guess I don't have to read "The Hiding Place" now as you have ruined it for me. Just kidding. I liked the book as it was really small and had a pretty big font size. I knew it was a book I would be interested in reading and that it would fit into the classic novel.