Thus far Anthony Doerr has been a writer much admired by other writers, but not a household name. His new novel “All the Light We Cannot See” may change that. Seattle Times reviewer David Laskin called it “stupendous… ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ is a beautiful, daring, heartbreaking, oddly joyous novel.” In the Washington Post, Amanda Vaill wrote that “I’m not sure I will read a better novel this year than Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.”Enthrallingly told, beautifully written and so emotionally plangent that some passages bring tears, it is completely unsentimental — no mean trick when you consider that Doerr’s two protagonists are children who have been engulfed in the horror of World War II. ”
Doerr discusses his novel tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors television show on state public affairs network TVW. It airs at 7 and 10 p.m. (in Seattle, on Comcast channel 23).
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For more information, here’s Laskin’s Seattle Times review.