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Posted April 27, 2005
Freshman High Schooler
I have read many books in my life time. This book was ok for my taste, which is war books. Although it was mainly to my opinion a love story, I still thought it was ok. It kept me interested enough to finish it and think about it. But, I do think if I read It again, I would like it a lot better. I definitely recommend this book who likes books with romance.
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Posted February 25, 2012
Great start, but gets pretty bad pretty fast
This book independently tracks two people's story, one of a 19 year old Dutch girl named Geertrui during the German occupation of Holland in WWII. The other story is about a 17 year old British kid named Jacob who visits Holland to see the dying Geertrui when she is old several decades later. The beginning of his stay there is terrible but he soon starts to develop some character.The major theme in this book is "nothing ventured, nothing gained," or in other words, if you don't try something and expose yourself to danger, then you will not gain or get anything. Another theme in the book is exploring your true personality and what really matters to you, which is really shown in Jacob's story more than Geertrui's story. I liked the plot for the first 120 pages or so of the book. It interestingly alternates around a Dutch girl trying to stay alive during the German occupation and a young British boy having trouble in a foreign country. I also liked on the very idea of trading off between two seperate stories in one book. It kept me interested and I wasn't forced to have to read one story for a long period of time. However, I disliked practically the rest of the book. This is because I disliked the author's attempt to try to add romance into the book. What started out as an interesting survival book turned into a love story. Some people may have enjoyed this, but I had to force myself to finish the rest of the book. Authors love to add unneccessary romance into books, and it completly ruined a good novel for me. Someone who likes romance books should read this book, I guess they will enjoy it. However, people who are looking for an action or adventure book will be dissapointed here, because although it starts good, it gets dissapointing really fast. So, overall, I would give it a 3/5 because of the good start, but terrible ending.
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Posted March 18, 2011
Strange...But Still Okay
I own and have read an abundance of books, but this one stands out. It is not a great book by any means, but it was not that bad either. Maybe it is because I am not one who enjoys two era perspective books, but their stories were so different that it was hard to keep track of everything. The WW2 parts were excellent, but the modern day story line lacked a...entertaining quality. So, yes it was okay and strange, but I would not recommend to many people.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 27, 2005
I think the book Postcards from no man's land was a good book. One of the reasons it is a good book is because of the wierd things that happens in it. Anouther reason is it makes you think by switching from people to people.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.