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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Superb!

    I admit that this is the first piece I've read by Mr. Bausch. I also reluctantly admit that I hadn't even heard of him before reading a review of this book in Esquire. How I missed the work of this literary master is beyond me. I encourage all to listen to the Barnes and Noble interview of Mr. Bausch, in which he demonstrates his mental prowess in understanding of the literary art. In any case, Peace is a profound, frightening, and extremely moving book. There is no way I could over rate this book. It's lyrical power is undeniable. With terse sentences, Mr. Bausch paints a portrait of war that seems both eminently real and perfectly stylized to ensnare the senses. It is the rare intelligent, cerebral work that is also an easy read. The thoughts and experiences that Mr. Bausch gives us of his protagonist, Marson, are so effective that by the end we seem to be thinking like Marson, and feeling his deep emotions. I was. This story is reminiscent of one of Aeschylus' great quotes, which Bobby Kennedy quoted in his speech upon the death of Martin Luther King Jr., 'In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.' In the final analysis, with this book, Mr. Bausch teaches us lessons that come with age, which are sorely needed in this age. It is a work of art of the highest order, deserving to be read as such for all time.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

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    Quick and Wonderful!

    When this book (Peace) was recommended to me, I read the description and was a bit reluctant to read it at first. The plot sounded all too familiar. A soldier witnesses a murder committed by his Sargent and must decide if he should report it. After seeing the book was only about 170 pages I decided I would give it a try (that and the fact that I trust the person who recommended it to me). The setting for Peace is Italy during WWII. Most of the story takes place during the mission after the murder takes place. Corporal Marson and two of his men must scout ahead for German troops and report back to the Sargent. Richard Bausch meshes together a wonderful story of the "current" mission, the past, and personal memories that build the reality of the characters that the readers will feel for and know on a personal level. The thing that sets this story apart (from what felt so familiar to me), is the fact that Richard Bausch has the murder taking place so fast that no one could have stopped it and at a time that it was almost understandable (for a moment). To muddle things further Corp. Marson and his men hear the Nazi's committing an atrocity and they are helpless to stop it. The story makes it impossible not to compare "the murder" with the acts of war. As a reader you should be prepared for an emotional story that is hard to put down. One that is profound on many levels and is told (written) so well you will be thinking about it long after you have finished it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Lukas

    Waves

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    LAME

    No one is here so bye

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Ann

    Grabs a sprite and leans on the counter looking around

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Jonathon to kathleen

    Just post here when you get back on

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    The Fox

    And now he thinks your crazy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Kat

    Sup!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Angel to jesbezas

    Ikr

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Go to crazyandbeautiful .weebly .com (without the spaces)

    Tell as many people as you can to go there and spread the word and go there. Its a really great site that my friend made. Tell her Carolyne sent you! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Margo

    *walks in*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Kevin

    Walks in and sits at a table by himself

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Zach to Hayden

    Whats that?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Logan

    Hey.

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    Posted October 23, 2013

    Reed

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    Posted October 2, 2013

    Shelby s

    Fine then

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Shelby r

    I want some. Igtg see you later

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Reno

    Walks in in a lime green lace top, super skinny jeans and white flats. Her makeup is flawless, and her hair is piled on top of her head with cool vintage chopsticks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Jordan ad Jacob

    Jordan plays "Cant Hold Us" and Jacob walks in wearing a gray suit with a black tie and black dress shoes. I gtg bbl hw and dinner

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    Posted November 30, 2013

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