I was given the chance to read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr — Sidekick to the Novel by Dave Eagle in exchange for an honest review.
First, as noted in the beginning of the book, this is not a standalone book. It is meant t be read along with the reading of All the Light We Cannot See . The first couple sections of the book are meant to be read along with the book, while the final sections and Final Analysis is meant to be read after All the Light We Cannot See .
The Chapter Reviews were well written, for the most part. There were a few moments I though Dave may have missed the mark, but I’m always eager to read another person’s perspective. I found his explanation of Part Zero very helpful.
Mark didn’t offer many ideas for alternate endings, but I did like the endings he suggested. I always find the possibility for alternate endings interesting, whether they are sequels or prequels.
The only subject stopping this book from receiving five stars is the Character Analysis. The heading states its for Werner, Jutta and Volkheimer. Mark focuses the whole section on Werner and how well the others may or may not know him. In my opinion he should have mentioned a little more about Marie-Laure or delved further into the motivations of Volkheimer.
I do think this Sidekick would be a good addition to reading with and follow reading All the Light We Cannot See . I give this book four stars.