If you've walked into a bookstore in the past nine years, you've likely spotted the cloudy blue cover of Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. Since its release in 2014, the war novel has been practically inescapable, selling over 15 million copies worldwide and winning such esteemed prizes as the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
Now, Netflix has adapted the acclaimed novel into a four-part miniseries, which dropped in full on the streaming service on November 2. Directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) and developed by Steven Knight (Spencer), the series follows two teenagers who connect during World War II thanks to a radio broadcast, which keeps them going even as their lives get torn apart.
But does the Netflix series capture fans’ hearts the same way Doerr's historical novel did? Keep reading for our full review, as well as our breakdown of the differences between the show and the book, and all the info we have on a potential second season.