Ok, so I didn't finish. Recently I have pushed through with books I haven't been enjoying, as I feel that they can develop and improve as the story goes on. I just couldn't do it with this one though. I have looked up how the story ends and honestly I don't think that I'm missing out. I like the concept of interwoven stories, but I didn't feel they were executed very well here and after 100 pages I had no interest in any of the characters. I have read a LOT of recent fiction and real life accounts of WW2 and the holocaust and this was poor in that field. I hated the writing style, in all chapters, but especially the thesaurus writing of Alex. I also often struggled to stay awake. Disappointed by this one, as everyone else seems to love it, but I guess we all have different opinions and that's what makes sites like GR so interesting. On to another book for me.