Monday, January 25, 2010


Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks was an interesting read. One of BBC's top picks, it seams clear to me why it made the list.

It is one of the best novels I've ever read that deals with war, in this case WWI. It's heart wrenching to see what these men went through and how they had to deal with loss of life. It's so easy to see why there is post-traumatic stress with soldiers after war. How war changes the lives they lead and the way they interact with people after war. It made me hate war even more than I do now.

The novel also deals with love (and is very passionate in the beginning). A sordid tale of an affair and an illegitimate daughter. It's not particularly happy, but then again, not every affair is.

It's a good read, albeit a long one. Not bad Mr. Faulks, not bad at all.

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