Today is my stop on the blog tour for In The Full Light of The Sun by Clare Clark. I am so excited to be part of this and I cannot wait to share my review of this stunning novel with you below!
I have read my fair share of historical fictions as it is my favourite genre to read. However I haven’t read anything quite like In The Full Light of The Sun where the author has put art and prewar Berlin together. This combination is very unique to me which is one of the biggest reasons why I adore this book.
In The Full Light of The Sun is a complex, devious and evocative novel about the deceiving world of art and the unrest and terrifying prewar Berlin where Nazi and fascism were on the rise; about how the fall of Germany had the compelling impact on how we see and perceive truth and lies, right and wrong. These have served the perfect and engrossing backdrop for this incredible novel.
This book is told from three different perspectives: Julius, an art critic; Emmline, a young artist; Frank, a Jewish lawyer. Their lives collided when more than 30 pieces of previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh were discovered. We got to see how their lives were changed because of these newly discovered paintings and the unrest social environment. I found it horrifying but intriguing at the same time. Among the three perspectives, I did find Frank’s story the hardest to read in the sense that he could feel the changes were coming; he could see Jewish people were started to be treated unfairly. Little did he know what was about to become of Germany; little did he know that Jewish community were about to be shattered across Europe and six millions Jewish people would be killed in Holocaust.
In The Full Light of The Sun has beautiful and lyrical writing which I thoroughly enjoyed; at the same time it is also gripping and engaging. It is fast-paced and the story lines are very easy to follow; at the same time it does not lack rich and descriptive details. It is clear that the author has done a large amount of research which I really appreciated it!
In all, I truly enjoyed and loved In The Full Light of The Sun. It is a book I still think about every now and then even after I finished it a week also ago. In The Full Light of The Sun is out now and I definitely and highly recommend it!
Thank you so much for Kimberly and Virago Press for sending me this stunning copy to review.
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