Review: THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER by Rebecca West

Semicolon blog recently read and reviewed The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s a sample:

The Return of the Soldier is another amnesia story, but it has an atmosphere and a poignancy that some of the other stories in the genre lack. Chris Baldry comes back from the war having lost his memory of the past fifteen years. The story is narrated by Jenny, Chris’s cousin, who grew up with Chris and who lives in his house as a companion to his wife, Kitty.

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Review: THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER by Rebecca West

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West also was reviewed by a few WWI Reading Challenge in 2012 participants.

Check out what Scrappy Cat had to say:

He doesn’t remember his wife and believes he is in love with an innkeeper’s daughter he hasn’t seen in 15 years.  It is a quick read – only 87 pages – and a good story.

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Here’s an excerpt from Jules’ Book Reviews:

The book wasn’t my favourite, while I enjoyed the writing style and how the story was told, I found myself bored with the story at times, and annoyed by the characters at other times. It did do a good job at showing what happens to a shell shocked soldier from WWI, but I wanted something more from the book.

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Review: THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER by Rebecca West

The Reading Life recently read and reviewed The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

The story is not told in a straightforward fashion but as typical of a British novel of the period it jumps back and forth  in time and mirrors in its structure the fragmented memory of Chris.   Even though WWI is hardly mentioned in the novel, it is about its effect on society and the attempts of returning soldiers to fit into society.

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**Attention participants: Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

Review: THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER by Rebecca West

The Reading Life recently read and reviewed The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

The story is not told in a straightforward fashion but as typical of a British novel of the period it jumps back and forth  in time and mirrors in its structure the fragmented memory of Chris.   Even though WWI is hardly mentioned in the novel, it is about its effect on society and the attempts of returning soldiers to fit into society.

Read the full review.

 

**Attention participants: Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

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