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If a novel is judged by its unputdownability, War Crimes would win first price. If it is judged by its quality of writing, it would also win first price. If there is a price for lifting the reader's spirit, it would not hit the top exactly. I found it often very disturbing, sometimes downright sinister, and almost throughout, unbearably sad.
The main character, Gloria, looks back on her war time experiences as a young woman. She has managed to supress the most horrific incidents, all described from the younger Gloria's point of view with chilling realism. The old Gloria is a thoroughly unlovable sort of person, which of course often happens with the beginnings of senility, and her… Read more