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Birdsong

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2006

    Heartwrenching but honest portrayal of WW I

    If you like psychological fiction and can stomach painfully real battlefield stories, this book is for you. Sebastian Faulks' Stephen Wraysford is a complex character even before he becomes a soldier. But I was in awe of how well Faulks depicts the mental stages Wraysford (and his comrades) pass through as the war trudges on and on and on. What was worse - to be aboveground watching someone's body parts get blown off or tunnelling below, where any day you could be buried alive? I give the book four stars rather than five because the beginning of the book dealing with his pre-war life seemed disjointed and the interspersed story of his granddaughter told more about her life than was necessary to the story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2002

    Birdsong: The book that has it all.

    Birdsong is possibly one of the greatest novels of all time, having fought in both the battle of the Somme and the 3rd battle of Ypres i am yet to have found such a brilliant yet descriptive view of what went on during those fateful days. Along with a griping story of one mans love for a women he cannot have and the advance into the 70's for a look at how other generations viewed the war. 'Birdsong' is possibly the greatest novel of the last 10 years.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

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    A Great Read

    Not my typical read, but I appreciated the historical aspect of this novel. I was touched deeply.

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Loved the book, alot of historical fiction, war was very intense, I will be sure to get other books by Sebastian Faulks. Good for book club discussion.

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