Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Club Friday- Unbroken

It's Book Club Friday! Head over to Heather's blog ( ) and share what you are reading this week!

I started reading Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" last week after hearing so much about it. I am not quite done but this is one of the best books I have ever read. It is very different from the normal type of book I would read (chick-lit, Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson, Hunger Games, etc... ) so, I was not sure if I would be able to get into it. But, I did and I HIGHLY recommend you reading it :) Here is a a description I found on Amazon:

"On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit."

Happy reading! xo


Heather said...

Geez, this one should be a movie!

Wiz said...

This sounds great! I have it on my list to read!

Rachel said...

Wow, this one sounds pretty good. I agree with the comment above, it should be a movie!

Happy weekend!