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by Pat Barker | Literature & Fiction
Registered by geishabird of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 6/27/2012
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Veronica_4): to be read

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 05, 2012

9 out of 10

In 1917 Siegfried Sassoon, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. it is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim. It is one of the most amazing feats of fiction of our time.

A fabulous book. In high school I remember studying the war poetry of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and others, so I was very pleased to see that the creation of one of my favourite poems, Owens' "Anthem for Doomed Youth", plays a part in this book. A deeply moving and fascinating account of the unimaginable damage that war can inflict on everyone who comes in contact with it. Marvellous book. 

Journal Entry 2 by geishabird at War Memorial in Kew Gardens, The Beaches in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 06, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/6/2012 UTC) at War Memorial in Kew Gardens, The Beaches in Toronto, Ontario Canada


Released as part of the "One Word" challenge - one word titles only!

Happy reading! 

Journal Entry 3 by Veronica_4 at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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I found it at Downtown Toronto on Queen St. in a Veteran, WWW1 monument. My older sister walked up to the monument and picked up the book. My family walked over to her and thought it was just a lost book somebody left there until someone pointed out the sticky note on the front cover. I begged to take the book home and finally won my parents over. I cant wait to help with the book's journey! 

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