Review: THE ABSOLUTIST by John Boyne

The Reading Life recently read and reviewed The Absolutist by John Boyne for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

This book brings home the horror and senselessness of the war to end all wars, WWI, with brutal clarity and exquisite  prose.   As the story opens we meet a young man, Tristan, who is about to be inducted into the British Army.   He is sent to basic training and it was just as horrible as I thought it would be.   The drill Sargent is a sadistic monster and his two seconds are as least as bad.  While in basic training Tristan forms a friendship with Will.

Read the full review.


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