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One of the best books of 2008,
This review is from: Whistling in the Dark (Paperback)
Sometimes a novel and its characters grab you so much that you can't put it down. 'Whistling in The Dark' is exactly that sort of book.
Well written, amusing, moving, it gives an atmospheric picture of post WWI New York. Best of all is the portrayal of the two leading men, both struggling in different ways to come to terms with their time serving in Europe and the very different world they returned to. Their blossoming romance is a constant delight, the humour and affection they have for each other a real pleasure to read.
This isn't a story which is just rose-tinted, though. The hardships and difficulties facing veterans, returning home to a time of great uncertainty, aren't skipped over. Jack Bailey and Sutton Albright have a lot to overcome but they grow together while overcoming it. These two are now a permanent fixture in my mind, very believable characters in a a hopeful, heart warming story.