Plenty of light, actually

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel - Anthony Doerr

I enjoyed All the Light We Cannot See; the pacing and tension were excellent. There were some beautiful passages, and the prose, on the whole, was thoughtful and very well crafted in an overtly third-person omniscient narration. Silly comparison, but it reminded me of Eye of the Needle with its shifting perspectives, female protagonist, and high WWII tension. There was an allegorical feel to the characters in their clearly defined tropes, and at times Light leans toward being a fairy tale. I prefer more gray area - it's the ambiguities of human nature that draw me in. An interesting read, nonetheless. It will be exactly what many people want it to be. Just not my particular cup of tea.