I ran across this review of The Cellist of Sarajevo on the Libermann Biblioholic Society blog that I thought you might find compelling. I recommend watching the video clip of Steven Galloway in Sarajevo talking about the book. The author walks throughout the town pointing out the landmarks mentioned in the book. It makes for a vivid and chilling picture of what the people of Sarajevo endured.
I'm an expert amateur or maybe an amateur expert.