Review: THE ABSOLUTIST by John Boyne

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

I love everything about this novel–the characters, the story, the time period, the writing style. It’s an epic World War I story that flows back and forth in time from 1919 to 1916, with a concluding chapter set in 1979. It’s a tragic love story unlike any other that I’ve read, yet it rings so absolutely true. And when I say ‘love story’ I do not mean ‘romance’ so don’t let that put you off.

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Review: THE ABSOLUTIST by John Boyne

Readin’ and Dreamin’ recently reviewed The Absolutist by John Boyne for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

I don’t know why I requested to read this book, maybe I like torturing myself. I knew it would be tragic. I basically knew what the book was about and how it would end. Well, I thought I did. There was one twist that I didn’t see coming, and it made the tears run down my face in lightning speed.

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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.

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