Forums Club Ed Book Club All the Light We Cannot See discussion Reply To: All the Light We Cannot See discussion

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Mary Lanham
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I wonder if the jumps in time were an attempt to give the story forward momentum in the absence of a compelling plot. We keep jumping in and out of the only plot point with any suspense or narrative drive: the days of the firebombing. It felt like the use of present tense might have had the same goal, to create a sense of immediacy and waiting for the big thrilling denouement… except then there basically isn’t one (sad trombone).