Block 24



➸ [Read] ➳ Block 24 By Evan Tyler ➽ – E17streets4all.co.uk A re emergence of the past Natalie Clarke might be spiteful at best and vicious at worst, but was that reason enough for Phillip Gise to leave her lonely and diseased Fortunately, she has a set of dev A re emergence of the past Natalie Clarke might be spiteful at best and vicious at worst, but was that reason enough for Phillip Gise to leave her lonely and diseased Fortunately, she has a set of devious plans that just might keep her busy enough to forget her present situationGuy Lewis has played Best Friend Extraordinaire to Natalie since grade school, supporting her through all of her daily drama This time around, Guy runs into his own troubles when his fierce, wealthy manager gives him the type of attention he never asked for or expectedJulia Clarke, Natalie s younger sister, has arrived in Brooklyn to uncover their grandmother s secret life in Block , the site of Auschwitz s little known brothel What Julia discovers proves relevant in the present age than ever beforeBoth heady and sobering, Blockis a look at the ways evil from the past can so insidiously visit the present.Block 24

I ve lived the most ordinary life ever Thus, I write for my own entertainment and hopefully, one day, the entertainment of millions of others I m a guitarist singer songwriter and above all, a hard worker At least, I d like to think so Not sure what other clever thing I could say, so insert clever line right here.

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  • Paperback
  • 258 pages
  • Block 24
  • Evan Tyler
  • English
  • 19 May 2017

10 thoughts on “Block 24

  1. says:

    I can t even.This is so well written, so masterfully done, that it blew my jaded mind.Evan Tyler is my hero This book is genius it s not NA or whatever the fuck genre you want to call it This is a character study of three maybe four individuals.This is riveting, carefully crafted, page turning LITERATURE.This belongs on the shelves of every book storeor, at the very least, on your Kindle and in your head.

  2. says:

    SPOILER FREE REVIEW mature content reader discretion is advised.4 STARS out of 5Genre Adult Romance Dark ReadTwo sets of sisters Two different generations Multiple stories Love Hate War Tragedy This is Block 24.Bare with me, pleeease bare with me I apologize if my review is all over the place, I just could not help it once I started typing it just poured out of me This book has me twisted up in an emotional tails spin I cried often while reading There are certain parts of Block 24 t SPOILER FREE REVIEW mature content reader discretion is advised.4 STARS out of 5Genre Adult Romance Dark ReadTwo sets of sisters Two different generations Multiple stories Love Hate War Tragedy This is Block 24.Bare with me, pleeease bare with me I apologize if my review is all over the place, I just could not help it once I started typing it just poured out of me This book has me twisted up in an emotional tails spin I cried often while reading There are certain parts of Block 24 that were so raw that I became sick to my stomach Evan Tyler gives a colorful array of characters each provoking multiple feelings, each with a story of their own adding different layers to the plot line Two sets of sisters Different generations Two Stories When the book starts you re thrust in to the world of Natalie Clarke It took about five seconds for me to figure out that this chick was BAT SHIT C R A Z Y Natalie is ambitious and cold with a twisted way of thinking that doesharm than good She carries her ambition out in a very conniving and calculated mannermeaning she will do whatever it takes to get whatever she wants Lie Cheat Steal In fact the word evil is what comes to mind when I think of herThere s only a fine line between truth and deception Whatever people buy is the truth That s what I sayNatalieDo you see what I was dealing with here and that was only the tip of the ice berg.Philip is Natalie s boyfriend things between them are slightly confusing and only becomes clearer as you read on Actually, now that I think about it her entire story line only becomes clearer as you read on Readers are given bits and pieces of info as the story progresses because of this my first impression when I started reading the book was a big WTF is going Natalie s younger sister Julia is her opposite As opposites the two do not get along well though not for lack of trying on Julia s part Julia is kind hearted, warm, a bit shy and somewhat innocent Everything Natalie is not Julia wants to be a film maker and she s currently on a mission to learn about her Grandmothers time spent at a place called Block 24 during the Second World War She sets off to Brooklyn to film the story and this is where I became completely engrossed.What readers should know It honestly felt like I was reading two different books as the story goes back and forth from past to present Sisters Natalie and Julia s story is the present Adina and Avigail s past are woven in as Adina tells it to Julia War TragedyAdina and Avigail Mortkowicz are separated from their mother one early August morning in 1944 Poland, when German troops invade their home and remove them Their destination is Auschwitz though they do not know this at the time Adina is the oldest at 17 and Avi is younger age 14 the girls vow to stick together no matter whatLook out for me And I will look out for you We can t let the SS tear us apart I need you to swear to me that the only way we ll be parted is by death Avi nodded, another wave of tears rising Along the way the sisters see a dear friend Jackob Adler.Jackob is a character I will never forget, he will always be with me He is one of three men in this story that will stay with me FOREVER.Jackob was one of many sons not the oldest not the youngest but definitely the smartest He is very intelligent and considered to be a genius He wears his heart on his sleeve Even as I type my eyes fill with tears because I cannot remember the last time someone wrote a character that hit me so hard in the feels His will to survive as his humanity was stripped from him BROKE MY HEART LOVEAt Auschwitz the sisters are put to work but no sooner than they arrive are they chosen to be moved to Block 24, a brothel for prisoners and SS soldiers During their time at Block 24 Adina and Avigail both fall in love with an SS soldier named Hans I FELL IN LOVE WITH HANS Hans is the second character in this book that is tattooed on my heart and is one I will NEVER forgetI ll pray that God looks over your sister And over you But you probably need less prayers than you think The prisoners and soldiers don t really want to hurt the girls Trust me when I say that we men need you womenthan you know We need you for survival He smiled shyly I m sure you ve seen what savage animals we can be Yes, I have, Adina responded, nearly smiling back And you may be an animal as well, but I suppose you haven t shown me your bite yet He smiled wider I save my bite for my enemies You don t have an enemy in meHans does everything he can to protect Adina and Avi knowing he is risking his own life by doing so.HATENatalie hates herself and EVERYONE Actions speak volumes and hers scream hate She is very complicated, even with all the things I learn about her throughout the book I am still not sure where the hell all that evil came from Her mean and selfish ways began in her youth and continued in to her adulthood without correction She seems to care for no one not her mother, not her sister, not even her manNatalie had gone through a metamorphosis Caterpillars were supposed to enter the cocoon and emerge a butterfly Yet, shy, pre teen Natalie had gone through cocoon of puberty and come out a scorpion Julia had marked the stages of Natalie s evolution The only person Natalie seems to care for is Guy, her best friend Only I found myself questioning her love for Guy at one point too Nat had some deep rooted issues She was hiding her true self by putting on a front for others to see It took Philip time to realize who Nat was and that she struggled to love herselfThere weren t enough compliments or professions of devotion to satisfy women like Natalie Clarke Moreover, he knew that nobody could remove the mask of steel from a woman except the woman herselfPhilipMy ThoughtsThere is not a set structure to this booknot really The writing style alone changes as you go from present to past I m curious if the author wrote it separate then combined or what because WOW..just WOW It s really fascinating how you go from the chaotic hot mess of a mind that is Natalie to the pain filled journey recalled by Adina, to the sweet yet a little sad hearted mind that is Julia Wish we could have gotten a bitJulia and a lot less Natalie though, can t even lie that chick drove me bonkers.I cannot conclude this review without mentioning Wix Williams we get a small piece of the man he was and I would have liked to getHe is another unforgettable characterHe made her forget her days in Auschwitz, serving her with kind words, touching her with gentleness, asking nothing of her but to be happyAdina s thoughts on Wix Special thanks to Evan Tyler for allowing me to meet the characters in Block 24 My RatingsCharacters Lovable, Sweet and UnforgettableWriting Style Different, not my usual, had no formula to it and I still enjoyed itPlot Storyline Two stories of sisters from different generations one the present the other the past we journey through war, hate, love and tragedySteam Factor Low Low on steam on a scale of 1 10 I say 4Overall WOW I enjoyed it My Recommendation Read it Now go forth and read Then come tell us about it on Goodreads Forreviews got to www.realitybites letsgetlost.blogspot Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com realitybitesletsgetlost Copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

  3. says:

    Pity those who have a choice of freedom and choose to live in the prisons they create with their own handsBlock 24 is a complex read It s painful, riveting, emotional, and beautifully crafted Written in multiple POV s you find yourself immersed in an authentic, thought provoking story that spans generations And with a tempering fire, discovered that love may make good from evil. First you meet, Natalie An ambitious young woman struggling to grab hold of something Learning early inPity those who have a choice of freedom and choose to live in the prisons they create with their own handsBlock 24 is a complex read It s painful, riveting, emotional, and beautifully crafted Written in multiple POV s you find yourself immersed in an authentic, thought provoking story that spans generations And with a tempering fire, discovered that love may make good from evil. First you meet, Natalie An ambitious young woman struggling to grab hold of something Learning early in life, the ways of the world, she is a force to be reckoned with But, does she have everything Her relationship with the perfect man, Philip is deteriorating She is plotting against a co worker to receive a promotion Her relationship with her sister is nonexistent Underneath, the snark and conniving, you find a young girl full of insecurities trying to figure out her life and how to become worthy to be goodThrough turmoil, I was purged, strained, and left gratefulIn loneliness, harvested an everlasting familyThrough circumstance, unearthed the meaning of love. And then you have Natalie s grandmother, Adina, whom I adored Adina recounts her experiences in Auschwitz to Natalie s younger sister, Julia who is filming a documentary on the Holocaust In August of 1944, Adina 17 and her 14 year old sister Avigail are taken from there home Shortly after arriving in Auschwitz they are sent to Block 24 a brothel for prisoners and SS soldiers There they find an unlikely ally in a young SS soldier, Hans, who both girls fall in love with Adina and Hansobviously the circumstances do not allow a sweet love story, but I still found myself pulling for them view spoiler Markus And her dream, shortly after she gave birth. sigh hide spoilerI know that loving you is right because I feel it I know I ll do whatever I can to serve youMost of us read purely for pleasure, looking for that quick escape a smutty romance, some teenage angst, a candy coated love story This is not one of those books Not everyone will enjoy it It is not an easy read That said, Adina gets 5 stars from me, her story will stay with me

  4. says:

    If there s one word I would use to describe Evan Tyler s writing, it s brutal If you ve read A Happy Accident, you ll know why Things that happen in her stories are realistic and she doesn t conform to your typical HEA A Happy Accident broke my heart, but so did Block 24, although in a different way.It s not a light read at all for those who don t get it from the blurb it s partly a story about the Holocaust and Auschwitz a young prisoner and a Nazi soldier fall in love, and partly a cont If there s one word I would use to describe Evan Tyler s writing, it s brutal If you ve read A Happy Accident, you ll know why Things that happen in her stories are realistic and she doesn t conform to your typical HEA A Happy Accident broke my heart, but so did Block 24, although in a different way.It s not a light read at all for those who don t get it from the blurb it s partly a story about the Holocaust and Auschwitz a young prisoner and a Nazi soldier fall in love, and partly a contemporary novel about a not so good girl, Natalie, after she gets dumped by her boyfriend, Philip.Actually, that s not the story at all, but it gives you a very loose outline.Everything Natalie does in this book tells you that you should probably hate her guts, but I actually really really liked her character the evil, conniving, bitchy, scheming person that she is At times I really felt for her, at other times I wanted to scream at her, but mostly I just loved her.Underneath her hard, mean exterior, there s a sea of insecurities and self loathing that broke my heart.Adina and Hans s story was also very hard to read this is not your sweet love story because the circumstances are such that there was just no way for it to be one Despite that, it really touched me and I was rooting for the two of them so much.There s a whole mystery of why Philip and Natalie s relationship ended, a backstory about Guy and Natalie as well as Natalie s day to day scheming against one of her co workers.The writing is gorgeous, but I m a fan of Evan Tyler s It s descriptive, but not overly flowery All the characters are different, they all bring something to the story and you get to know them all very well.There are a couple of POVs The story is told in 3rd person POV yay.There is also a mildly graphic sex scene, as well as some not really pleasant non con scenes They re somehow clinical so you feel pretty detached reading them.Anyways, it s a beautiful story that I think everyone should read I ve been waiting for it for so long, and it didn t disappoint me Definitely recommended

  5. says:

    It had taken breaking the rules for him to realize that he needed them Maybe he had to experience the opposite of love to realize how valuable love was and how it didn t come at the price of one s soulBlock 24 surprised me, in the sense that I expected one thing and got something completely different TheI read, theI loved it Towards the end, I couldn t part with the book I finished it in 6 hours, it s what my e reader says The story is divided into two parts We ha It had taken breaking the rules for him to realize that he needed them Maybe he had to experience the opposite of love to realize how valuable love was and how it didn t come at the price of one s soulBlock 24 surprised me, in the sense that I expected one thing and got something completely different TheI read, theI loved it Towards the end, I couldn t part with the book I finished it in 6 hours, it s what my e reader says The story is divided into two parts We have two sisters Julia and Natalie Clarke and they re complete opposites In one part of the story, Julia is making a film about their grandma s time in Block Twenty four Auschwitz s little known brothel And the other part deals with Natalie and her issues The Auschwitz part I liked less actually I wasimmersed in Natalie s schemes She is one of the most messed up characters I ve had the chance to read about I ve read my fair share of Holocaust novels, and Block 24 didn t really make me emotionally involved that much It tells us the story of Adina Julia s grandmother and her little sister Avi and how they fell in love with an SS Hans during WWII I can t exactly pinpoint why this part of the story left me cold I felt detached somehow, just waiting for Natalie s chapters I also felt the book was maybe too short to properly describe all the war horrors The whole atmosphere didn t feel authentic enough, IMO Perhaps, had the book been longer, I think I would ve enjoyed the PAST part as much as the present However, while I felt the book was lacking with the actual story, it completely made up with its characters.Natalie Clarke Words can t describe how dark, damaged and malicious she is She s driven by hate and destroys everything good around her She plays with other people s lives, takes fate into her own hands What Natalie wants, Natalie gets Can such a poisonous human being have a chance at redemption, at happiness There s nothing better to read about, I say I like nothing better than when the author creates such twisted, messed up characters and makes you care for them I loved reading about Natalie and her evil ways and seeing how she would claw her way out of her dark hole Will she even It s a defense mechanism which so far has worked But her boyfriend Philip can only take so far How far is enough This was what it meant to hate life, to hate everything about it This is what happened once a person tossed away something that couldn t be recovered, when a person lost everything she loved because she hated herselfThis book really made me wonder It asks important questions What gives the person the right to play with others lives Can love truly heal all wounds Is love even enough to heal a person I thought I would like this book, and I did, but not for the reasons I initially thought I love historical fiction and WWII novels are some of my favorites, but that s not the reason Block 24 resonated so strongly with me This book proved to be an excellent case of a character study How is it possible that an author made me careabout the struggles of one vicious woman than about surviving Holocaust victim That s the reason my rating is somewhat lower I know the author is capable of great writing Natalie s character proves that, so I expected the same emotional investment with the part narrated in the past I wantedcohesion and the same level of emotional intensity But that could be just me You could end up loving the part about Avigail, Adina and Hans and stay indifferent towards Natalie s black heart Either way, I recommend you pick up this book BLOCK 24 is one truly inspiring story which tells us how people are capable of evil, regardless of the age we live in

  6. says:

    4.5 Moving StarsToo many thoughts after reading this Holy Shizz Semi serious review coming your way Honestly I feel that Adina s story deserves 10 stars, Natalie s story maybe 3 This is by no way an easy, light read Some people may hate it I m not one for history but I was captivated with the way Adina s story was told and my heart broke for everything that happened to her during their time on Block 24 Character rundown Natalie Heroine who is insecure and conniving JuliaNa 4.5 Moving StarsToo many thoughts after reading this Holy Shizz Semi serious review coming your way Honestly I feel that Adina s story deserves 10 stars, Natalie s story maybe 3 This is by no way an easy, light read Some people may hate it I m not one for history but I was captivated with the way Adina s story was told and my heart broke for everything that happened to her during their time on Block 24 Character rundown Natalie Heroine who is insecure and conniving JuliaNatalie s younger sister She is pure and pretty She is doing a documentary of Adina s time on Block 24 GuyNatalie s gay best friend PhilipNatalie s current love interest Adina aka BubbeGrandmother being interviewed by Julia regarding her time spent on Block 24 Auschwitz during WW2 Avigail aka TanteAdina s younger sister who was also on Block 24 JakobBest friend of Adina HansSoldier on Block 24 Basically this book is two stories that of Natalie and Adina that follow the somewhat similar paths and struggles in two different time frames I will say in no way do I feel that the things that Adina went through were as bad as what Natalie had to deal with Just similar.Adina has to be strong for others and is a selfless human She is the older sister to Avigail and they have lived through the hell that is Block 24 when they are taken from their home They are doing whatever they can to stay alive. Luckily they have an angel on their side to protect them though And they become survivors.I ve been blessed withgood things than I could have ever hoped for, but believe me when I tell you, darling, it wasn t because of my goodness It s only the mercy of GodNatalie has not had a hard life, but she isn t appreciative of what she has either She takes advantage of others around her Honestly at times I wanted to shake her and tell her to get it together She neglects her relationship with Julia and is jealous of her She is very insecure but underneath it all, she just wanted to be good She does not feel worthy of Philip.Some people aren t hard to love they re just bad at being loved Can Natalie make it through the fire and survive as well And with a tempering fire, discovered that love may make good from evil

  7. says:

    I m not going to lie I m little nervous to read this one I m not going to lie I m little nervous to read this one

  8. says:

    Block 24 was amazing I am a huge fan of Ms Tyler s writing Her words are so beautiful and well written that I sometimes forget that I am reading a new indie author and not a seasoned, traditionally published one Her words are poetry, magical They take you someplace entirely different from where you are and keep you there long after you have put down the story.Block 24 weaves a hauntingly beautiful picture of past and present, grandmother and granddaughter Both of their stories envelope you Block 24 was amazing I am a huge fan of Ms Tyler s writing Her words are so beautiful and well written that I sometimes forget that I am reading a new indie author and not a seasoned, traditionally published one Her words are poetry, magical They take you someplace entirely different from where you are and keep you there long after you have put down the story.Block 24 weaves a hauntingly beautiful picture of past and present, grandmother and granddaughter Both of their stories envelope you with a somber haze of emotion that you can t shake off for days Natalie, Natalie, Natalie I believe that she was my favorite character, the antihero of the story usually is She is completely flawed, yet at the same time you root for her to find some iota of success or happiness as you watch her path to self destruction She reminds me a little of Olivia from The Opportunist Her story would have me so entranced and then it would abruptly stop and move to Adina s story Adina What can I say, she is the reason that I picked up this book in the first place A survivor of Aushcwitz A Polish Jew that ends up working in Block 24 of the concentration camp She recants her tale of survival and love to her granddaughter, Natalie s sister I didn t want her tale to ever end, but it would stop and I would getNatalie.When I was half way through I thought to myself Nooooooooo, I needthan the number of pages left And, I m not going to lie, I am still thinking about them I will probably think about them for a while, and that is very good thing If an author can create rich, provocative characters that stick to your soul they have done a profound thing

  9. says:

    Beautiful, moving and very well written This is an unusual story in as far as there are 3 different stories at once going on.First we have Natalie Clarke, successful twenty six year old who has just spilt with her boyfriend Philip for reasons unknown until later in the book.Natalie wants to succeed and will do everything to make sure that happens She wants to show also she doesn t need Philip.Julia is her sister, they are estranged and Guy is Natalie s best friend.But for me the main part of th Beautiful, moving and very well written This is an unusual story in as far as there are 3 different stories at once going on.First we have Natalie Clarke, successful twenty six year old who has just spilt with her boyfriend Philip for reasons unknown until later in the book.Natalie wants to succeed and will do everything to make sure that happens She wants to show also she doesn t need Philip.Julia is her sister, they are estranged and Guy is Natalie s best friend.But for me the main part of the story and the best part is Adinas and HansAdina now known as Bubbe is grandmother to Natalie and Julia and Julia is interviewing and filming her to tell her story..A story of love, survival and fear.Beautifully told of what happens when Adina and her sister are captive and taken to Auschwitz during the second world war.They are singled out which spares them their life but what is in store for them may be far far worse.To of found love in those circumstances shows how moving this love story is My final thoughtsFor me the only story I wanted was Adinas and Hans and the other stories faded into the background and seemed so unimportant.Having visited Auschwitz last year you can never fully imagine the horrors that awaited them.As I ve already said this is a very moving story and one I urge you to read if your looking for something different..5 Moving stars for Adina and Hans story only

  10. says:

    I am in absolute awe I am envious at such potent talent in writing Everything came full circle in this book The characters are so far from black and white, they are a prism of color There is no guessing what will come next, because you can t Even if you think you know, you don t I don t know what to say that will effectively put into words what I am thinking and feeling after reading this book This author is simply phenomenal Her writing is possiblysacred to me than one of my all t I am in absolute awe I am envious at such potent talent in writing Everything came full circle in this book The characters are so far from black and white, they are a prism of color There is no guessing what will come next, because you can t Even if you think you know, you don t I don t know what to say that will effectively put into words what I am thinking and feeling after reading this book This author is simply phenomenal Her writing is possiblysacred to me than one of my all time faves, Tiffani DeBartolo Sorry Tiff, I think you just got kicked off my Best Author Ever shelf It is sharp and unforgiving, meloncholic and inspiring I mean ARE YOU SERIOUS I cannot overstate how much I love, no, WORSHIP, this book Anyone who doesn t read it is truly missing out on what is sure to be a CLASSIC work of literary fiction one day

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