The best books force you to think about something differently. I'm currently doing something that I only do when I'm on vacation - read a novel.
Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel is forcing me to think about the Holocaust differently, but not in the sense that it's from a different perspective. It's not simply a story from a certain point of view. I didn't even realize that I was reading a novel about the Holocaust until I was over 3/4 of the way through! The characters in the book struggle with how to write and talk about the Holocaust which in turn has shown me new ways of thinking about it.
posted at 2011-07-04T04:14:30 by baerg