Diary of the Fall by Michael Laub

diary of the fall

This is an amazing and powerful book-which is truly a heart breaking read.

The story focuses on 3 generations from one family:

The narrator-who goes to an elite Jewish school-and is involved in a cruel prank which leaves the only Catholic student badly injured; his father who develops alzheimers and obsessively records every memory that comes to mind; and his Grandfather-an Auschwitz survivor- who also obsessively records things-in his attempt to forget Auschwitz.

The story/novel is written in the form of notes-each paragraph is numbered. This allows the author to move between characters and through different timelines.

I especially loved the start of this novel-which begins with the fall….. By the end of it can the narrator move forward and prevent future generations from falling??

In truth it’s not the kind of book I normally read-but I started & finished it in one sitting.

A definite thumbs up from me!

You can reserve a copy of this book online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

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