Originally Posted by redsmetz
I'm currently reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit). It's a gripping saga of a one-time Olympic runner whose B24 crashes during World War II and how he survived that and the Japanese POW camps he was in. I'm about halfway through and it's very gripping.
I had to put Boys of Summer on the back burner because this book became available after I placed a hold on it at the library, and I'd been anxious to read it. It might be the single most riveting book I've ever read. If it were a fictional story, no one would ever believe it. What Zamperini, the subject of the book, is forced to endure will astound you.
Not surprisingly, a movie adaptation is in the works.