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War Horse. Michael Morpurgo,
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This review is from: Collins Readers - War Horse (Hardcover)After reading reviews for this book,I was expecting a masterpiece and feel I will be standing alone in airing my disappointment. I hate to criticize because the subject matter is so appealing and emotive. However, I did read it in one afternoon by regressing into childhood for the duration.And ,yes,I did shed a few tears,as I did when I was a kid over 'Lassie' or 'Black Beauty',but it was pretty superficial stuff,relying on one tragedy after another to carry the narrative when ,considering the setting (mostly world war one)it was a missed opportunity for something more profound.
Maybe using Joey(the horse)as the narrator was novel but was,unfortunately,quite limiting for such a realistic setting.