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Barry uses his poetic Irish to weave a tragic story about a young man caught up in the horrible meat grinder of Europe 1914-1918. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Patrick Greiffenstein
One of my favorite books of all time. A young Irishman joins the British Army during WWll. His conflicts with his father come to a head when he is on furlough Easter week in... Read morePublished 27 days ago by M. E. Callan
It is a long time since I have cried in a book but Barry's writing captured the very humanity of Willie as he journeys from a close-knit family headed by a policeman father to the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Helen C Mitchell
I felt like I experienced the surreal psychological depth of the trenches on unsuspecting souls. It was very Immediate, poignant, and beautifully written account of an Irish... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ellen Roumasset
The author's skillful use of the lilting rhythm of lyrical Irish expression and idioms tells this painful WWI tale in poetic prose. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan F. Hatfield
This is one of the most beautifully written books I've read in a long time. It's right up there with All The Light We Cannot See. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bike and Run
One of my favorite books. The subject is dark, WWI, but the writing is pure poetry. Love this author.Published 4 months ago by L. ASSELIN
The characters in this book stayed with me long after I finished reading it. It's not a light hearted read, but very realistic.Published 6 months ago by M. Austin