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The Absolutist sets a high standard!,
This review is from: The Absolutist (Paperback)
Oh my, Oh my, Oh my! I started it this morning and finished tonight. I was pulled in from the first few paragraphs. What an amazing book. World War I, love, and betrayal. Painful and poignant. Even the blurbs on the back cover are correct: gripping, superbly plotted, poetic and page-turning.
Tristan Sadler, Will Bancroft, politics, war, senseless killing, love, nascent homosexuality. All factors that contribute to the story. You can believe it is a autobiography because it seems as if Tristan was indeed the author telling his story. How does Boyne do this so well?
Now, I have another long list of books to read: Boyne's. So many books, so little time as we say. I wouldn't have thought that this would be one of my favorite books of the year (war, loss), but it is. I love it!