The Light of Paris does what all great (yes, I said “great”) books do. It puts you in the shoes of the protagonists, so that you occasionally blink and realize that you aren’t in the story.
This was a Sunday-afternoon, can’t-think-of-a-thing-I’d-rather-do-than-read-this kind of book. Now, I realize that tag implies a light, fluffy, beach book. And this wasn’t that. It was simply interesting.
This book read like the best Tom Clancy novel. I figured out how it ended partway through, and I still stayed up until 2am to finish it.
A Chaplain’s Duty is a compilation of letters that Reverend Knapp wrote home during World War II. That’s not the sort of book I usually like to read.
I often find juvenile fiction to be better written than fiction for adults. This book does nothing to disabuse me of that notion.