The Accidental Anarchist by Bryna Kranzler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Accidental Anarchist is one of the most gripping stories ever told. Bryna Kranzler bleeds from page to page as she shares the story of her grandfather who was in the Russian army and whose witty sarcasm saw him through one of the worst times the world has ever seen.
Sometimes his optimism made me sad because it was as if he was hoping for something that would never come. At other times, I know that few people were capable of being as mentally strong. My personal thoughts aside, this book is about perseverance, human strength and the legacy one man has left behind.
There was some discussion about the book being fictionalised so if you are considering this before you read the book, the author does explain that some sections were fine tuned or tweaked and why this had to be done. In no way did it bother me because in all fairness she is publishing someone else's story. Plus, I also understand that this book has been translated from Yiddish so some things may or may not have been altered in the process.
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Monday, June 16, 2014