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A Long Long Way,
This review is from: A Long Long Way (Paperback)
Few of us csn imagine the horror of the trenches in the Great War, or the ordinary soldier's almost placid acceptance of fate. Sebastian Barry does it as well as any fiction writer and better than many. You can feel Barry's anger at both the awful wastefulness of life and the terrible naivety of those who fought and died.
This is a deeply poignant and beautifully written book but not a comfortable one. In many places it will grasp your own sadness and, in one or two, touch your grief. Somewhere I shed a tear.