Richard LeComte recently read and reviewed Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s a sample:
The title says Three Soldiers, but Dos Passos focuses mainly on one — John Andrews, a would-be Harvard composer and pianist who finds himself in the U.S. infantry. Two other soldiers get less focus, although they tend to appear and disappear in Andrews’ life, and much of the early narrative focuses on their thoughts — Dan Fuselli, a San Francisco clerk who yearns for promotion, and Chris Chrisfield, a borderline psychotic from Indiana.
Read the full review.
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