10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A truly brilliant book.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Death of a Hero (Paperback)
One of the most powerful, moving books I have ever read. The book tells the story of George Winterbourne, and his experiences in the battlefields of World War I. The gradual but irreversible state of George's mental state is a remarkable tale, as the book is used as a vehicle for harsh criticism of the ignorance, incompetence and lack of consideration of front line troops among the British elite at the time.
George's death at the end is the final statement of rejection - he would rather die amongst people he has only spent a relatively short time with, than return to his former life and live with what he has seen. I would recommend this to anyone.