The Ventriloquists

Thank you Park Row Books for this ARC! This book is out TODAY!!

My Synopsis: Brussels 1943, a team of rebels is forced to create a fake newspaper promoting the Nazis. In another act of rebellion, they decide to create an additional fake newspaper against the Nazis, promoting their own agenda.

Pairs Best With:  I had no idea what to pair this book with, so I consulted with @thereadingchemist – Belgium… fries! And I’m never one to pass up an opportunity for fries!

Brief Review: This book was a very interesting twist on other WWII novels I have read. To start, you rarely see a WWII book with only one Jewish character! Each character was written really well, and I enjoyed the short chapters set in the present. They broke up the story nicely. Each persons plight and backstory was unique and intriguing – I was especially drawn to David Spiegelmans story. Don’t let the page count scare you off – though there’s a lot going on, it’s a fairly quick read.

The one thing I have to mention is I found one historical inaccuracy and was a bit confused in America’s involvement throughout the story.

Interested in reading this one? You can buy it here:

The Ventriloquists: A Novel

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Stacks & Snacks

Hi! My name is Brooke, and I am a firm believer that the best thing to go with reading is food - especially food in theme with the book!

7 thoughts on “The Ventriloquists”

  1. Belgium fries would be perfect! I’m currently listening to this one and I don’t think America has much to do with it. So far, what I understand is it’s about the power words have. I’m not far into the book but I’m enjoying what I’ve read.

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    1. At about page 400, Marc mentions that he doesn’t think America will join the war. But the book takes place in 1943 and America joined in 1941! It’s a small sentence, it just bugged me. I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!!


  2. This one sounds great.. I have a sampler of it, maybe I’ll try to read that before committing! Big books scare me! lol But I DO love french fries!!

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