The first third of this book is about the background and is almost a history lesson. The pace is extremely slow and somewhat boring. Once I was past this, however, I was drawn in and captured throughout the rest of the book so it is worth your perseverance.
This book is truly an emotional roller-coaster. There were parts of the book that filled me with joy, parts that inspired me and made me feel proud of the achievements of the main characters and parts that made me sob as I read about the cruelty inflicted on human beings by fellow humans.
The consequences of prejudice are well highlighted and horrific. Those who know me well, know my views on prejudice and I have written several articles on the subject which are posted on my blog. What I read in this book just reinforces my views.
I do recommend this book and I urge you to stick with it through the opening chapters. If you do so, you will thank me for the recommendation.