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3.0 out of 5 stars Faction?, 26 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Somme Mud: The Experiences of an Infantryman in France, 1916-1919 (Hardcover)
Having read many WWI books recently, I'm afraid that as I read I increasingly got the feeling that this was just too much of a novel. Faction. Whilst it is clearly based on his real experiences, I felt that there was just too much embroidery, and then you are left wondering 'well how much of this can I really believe?'. Many books of memoirs were written just after the First World War and many Publishers were bored with the prospect of yet another. Doubtless writers felt that they had to 'spice it up' a little. I felt disappointed after I'd finished it. I've read War novels that I've found more believable. Sorry. Perhaps his war record was just as he says.
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Initial post: 25 Nov 2009 17:55:01 GMT
Shame on you for doubting and disparaging a remarkable man.

Posted on 4 Apr 2010 17:34:45 BDT
M.Lynch says:
I am a relative of E.P.F Lynch and have family members who have read the full set of his diaries that were found after he passed away (a long read!). I assure you there is no 'faction' about it.
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