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One Man's War Kindle Edition

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Length: 192 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (20 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IKVDWWO
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #309,520 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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One Man’s War follows the incredible adventures of Private Strang, who survives injury in the trenches only to end up in an intelligence prison, and escapes this only to find himself facing an almost impossible journey through the treacherous snowy alps. The book’s plot is as exciting as all that sounds – especially as it’s genuinely not at all predictable. The reader is kept gripped right until the end, never sure what danger Strang may face next in his fight to gain his freedom.
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One Man’s War is a WW1 novel with a real twist. It has all the drama and action you’d expect from a novel about the war, including vivid descriptions of the experience of trench warfare. The writing style, however, is quite experimental in places. This actually really works, and makes One Man’s War a particularly memorable and interesting read. Even if you think you’ve read all the WW1 literature you’d ever need to read, you should give One Man’s War a go – it really is unique.
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One Man’s War is a really good example of a (fictionalized) personal perspective on the experience of war. Strathern’s protagonist, Private Strang, is an almost philosophical character, and this adds a lot to the novel. There’s plenty of dramatic action – Strang experiences trench warfare, imprisonment, interrogation and then the various dangers of post-war Munich – but there are frequent reflective passages too. As a result, this is a book that not only gives a good impression of what war was like, but also makes you think more deeply about the subject.
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It's 1918 and Strang is wounded which results in him being sent to a hospital and ultimately captured by the Germans.

The early scenes in the trenches are compelling with some vivid descriptive language and there's a strong sense of tension through the prison scenes too.

Once Strang and a fellow prisoner escape, however, the plot seems to rather lose its way along with the characters. The later scenes in post-war Munich could almost be from a different book and the ending is sudden and unresolved.
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This book started well but then fell away fairly rapidly-after all it is only 179 pages. The opening part in the trenches was good but the rest was basically tosh and really not worth reading. I am pleased I got this for free so the only thing wasted was my time reading it.
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