6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book. Definitely in my top 3.,
This review is from: Birdsong (Paperback)
It amazes me how anyone could call this book tedious. I was so moved by this story. It is one of very few books that I have read twice. I found it amazing that someone could write so graphicly and so poignantly about something he did not actually experience himself. I have never really been into "war" books before, but this book was so thoroughly entertaining I was hooked from page one.
It's by no means a perfect book. I would have been quite happy to stay on the battlefield and perhaps could have done without spending quite so much time reading about his grandaughter, whose character I never really got into. The ending was a slight disappointment, in my opinion it really ended 20 pages before it did. But, I still think it's worth five starts, because it's faults are far out-weighed by Faulke's portrayal of Stephen Wreysford and the story of his incredible life.
I am so glad that this book was recommended to me, and would urge everyone to read it.