TIME OF USEFUL CONSCIOUSNESS
Louisa Unger, a young German woman in Post-War World Ii Germany kills a man in cold blood. Despite her crime, her fate is up to her - give up her countrymen for her freedom. She decides to play the loyalty card and remain in prison. During the interrogations, Louisa weaves her tale of the events by evading any real information. She relives reuniting with her estranged brother Freddy, falling in love with Kris, a former reconnaissance pilot and learning to fly to a plane. She recounts in fairy tale fashion of monsters cloaked in shadows and lessons learned by incorrigible children. Seduced into the bliss of romance and flying, Louisa fails to recognize any threat. She grows immersed in the life of a smuggler, a pilot and a lover. It is hard to come back down to earth, when soaring so high.
- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: lulu.com (July 11, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1329273052
- ISBN-13: 978-1329273054
This book goes into a period of our history that we don't hear much about. As you read the story, you're just not sure what the next page will bring. This book is unique in that you can't predict what is going to happen next. Ms. Ott take the present and the past and weaves a tangled web as the two different times entwine with each other. The book is about postwar Germany and how WWII destroyed it.We follow the country as it tries to put things back together again, The characters are described in such a way that you feel as though you are there with Louisa Unger. Her story with all its reality, romance and mystery is a coming of age story. When you can place yourself with the characters, they become real and you develop a relationship with them. War, no matter when or where is a no win situation for everyone involved. Families, soldiers, loved ones, children; they don't win. Everyone suffers. This is a historical story of post war Europe and the struggles, romance and characters that you can relate to. A good book for anyone who likes post war and coming of age stories.
I received a complimentary copy of TIME OF USEFUL CONSCIOUSNESS from the author, Jennifer Ott for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book 4 STARS