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love in the trenches,
This review is from: Strange Meeting (Paperback)
A beautiful and intense novel. John Hilliard is distant and repressed, swallowing words and following orders. Always the glacial outsider he meets David Barton who's open, friendly and warm, full of stories and family and smiles. Their relationship is so natural, not contrived, just a gradual understanding, a slow clarification. Of course there's the senseless horrors (shockingly pointless), the rats and corpses and mud and tradegy. But this is essentially a love story. An eloquent expression of the gay experience, but much more than that too. Spare, poetic and wonderfully lucid, the tears will come. Utterly transcendent.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2014 22:03:36 GMT
This book is not an expression of gay love, the author says so herself. Two men are united in an intimate friendship as they face the carnage of the western front - nothing more nothing less.
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