Thursday, April 21, 2011

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (#18) and Unexpectedly Milo by Mathew Dicks (#17)

So well written, the story of Olympic runner Louis Zamporini who joined the army during WWII, was shot down and drifted on the Pacific for 47 days until his capture and imprisonment in a Japanese POW camp. He endured the harshest treatment until his release at the end of the war. His life story is really the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

Milo is a funny and quirky guy. He has OCD which results in several odd and compulsive behaviors, such as popping open jelly jars, singing a certin song in karaoke, bowling a strike, and others. He goes to a lot of trouble to conceal these behaviors from others. We meet Milo as his marriage is at a rocky point and he finds a stranger's video camera with recordings in a park. I very much enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by this author in the future.

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