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Posted April 26, 2001
Revisting trench warfare
I was suprised when I read reviews comparing 'Flanders' to 'All Quiet of the Western Front.' Yes, they both capture life on the the Western Front. However, 'Flanders' is also a story about three men, a French-Canadian, an English Jew, and a Texan. They harbor secrets and tragedies that the war rips open and pushes them into the dark recesses of anger, betrayal and loneliness. The narrative is very straightforward and vivid. Sometimes it betrays too much information for an epistilary format. On the other hand I cannot imagine the delivery of the last few pages in any other form. I bought this book almost four years ago and I still read it. 'Flanders' always offers me something. This novel is brutal, but it's also funny and spiritual.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 7, 2013
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