The Aftermath

Brook, Rhidian

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Aftermath
Assigned to oversee the reconstruction of Hamburg in the tumultuous year following World War II, Colonel Lewis Morgan grieves the loss of his son while living with his family in the home of a German widower, an arrangement that forces both families to confront their passions and true selves.

Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2013
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780307958266
Branch Call Number: FICTION BROOK 2013
Characteristics: 267 pages ;,25 cm


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Mar 02, 2015
  • gusmcrae rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I'm not sure that this is totally a solid 3 stars, but I did find this book fairly engaging. Some characters were more interesting than others, which definitely affected how much I was pulled into the reading--some chapters flew by and some dragged.

Apr 03, 2014
  • maven rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The premise seemed interesting, but I didn't feel as enthused once I got a few chapters in. I wasn't always convinced of the time period, partly due to the language, and it felt like a lot of heavy-handed telling rather than showing right off the bat. After several tedious conversations, some clunky turns of phrase ("a tiara of sweat?" really?), and a liberal sprinkling of ten-dollar words throughout, I had to bail.

Sep 01, 2013
  • bookwormjeph rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

an excellent read with great insight into the aftermath of WW2 on Germany when it was divided between the British, Americans and Russians.
the novel focuses on a British Colonel and his family sharing a house with a German officer and his daughter and the quietly understated storyline pulls one into the ensuing relationships which are intriguing, sad and ultimately freeing for the people involved. Probably the best novel I have read for a long time.


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