I have recently finished Birdsong, and was shocked at how it impacted me emotionally. It wasn’t the story that I found so moving, but rather the parallel lives of those back in Blighty and the indifference they felt towards the front line soldiers.
A full review to follow, but for now a quote from the book that truly illustrates how this war affected the men who gave their bodies and minds to it.
I think this is never more prevalent than now, I have read 3 books within a couple of weeks and I currently have a strong footing in my next. I am not sure how I do it, I just begin reading and become so consumed by the story and the way my brain can make a film inside my mind that I struggle to put my kindle down. I truly believe readers like myself are addicts. I am ok with it.
So, reviews that will be arriving soon are:
Tracks by Robyn Davidson
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
Starting Over by Evan Grace
and then the new John Grisham!
My other half sent me this, makes for an interesting read;
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