30 Jun Dawn | Elie Wiesel
2019: Book #19
Elie Wiesel’s book Dawn is a work of fiction. It’s the story of a boy named Elisha who has been ordered to kill a British officer at dawn. The book reveals Elisha’s internal struggles with that command.
Wiesel is taking you through a literary morality lesson while making you feel what the character is feeling.
The questions the book raises go on and on…
Is the killing of the British officer murder?
If killing helps in the cause of the war is the killing just?
Even if it is just, how does one deal with the guilt?
The book will make you think and feel.
It is well written and is worth your time. Just know that the story in no way compares to Wiesel’s “Night.”
I give the book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
That’s book #19 for 2019.
33 more to go.
Remember, all leaders are readers.
If you want to be a better leader…be a reader.