Somehow I neglected to mention when I finally finished the novel I've been reading all this month!
The book is "The Children's War," by author J. N. Stroyar. Ms. Stroyar is a theoretical physicist who currently lives in Germany. She's also resided in Belgium, England and America -- and conducted extended visits to the ex-Soviet Union and other former East Bloc countries. (You can read more about her at her website. A fascinating woman!)
It's a huge novel of more than 1,100 pages -- and I enjoyed stretching out the read, to tell you the truth.
As sometimes happens with me, I was a little sad when I finished up the book. I really looked forward to reading it each day, even if I only managed a page sometimes... (smile)
For those who think they might enjoy giving this book a try, here's how I'd describe the plot in a nutshell: It's an alternate history piece that features a modern-day world in which the Nazis did not lose WWII. We follow events primarily through the eyes of an Englishman with 'bad papers,' who ends up as a slave.
There are numerous interesting characters -- and the concepts expressed by the author ring true, I have to say. Peter wasn't my personal favorite character, but he's a fascinating one.
I wish I knew someone else who has read this -- it would make an interesting discussion topic!
The Children's War
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