One Great War recently read and reviewed Somme Mud by E.P.F. Lynch for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
However, Somme Mud doesn’t employ any of the literary techniques that All Quiet does. If there was a sense of narrative developing, it was lost in the editing. It’s a pity that Lynch wasn’t alive when this was prepared for publication, because it would have benefited from the author being able to go in and provide bridging passages in places, to try and develop (or preserve) the sense of narrative.
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