Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks: Sebastian FaulksIsuspect there are many books that have moulded me, shaped my personality, even determined my mood from one day to the next, but, for its sheer impact and seismic change on my outlook on life, I must choose Birdsong. This is one of the most startlingly evocative books of this, or any, generation. Starting as a rather gentle romantic tale set in France in the early years of this century, the story takes a dramatic lurch into the horrors of the trenches of the first world war. Although it is a familiar story, Faulks produces a vivid and traumatising description of the sights and sounds of life and death in and under the trenches. The pure fury and intensity of the imagery created page after page is, by turns, compelling, profoundly shocking, and, ultimately, desperately uncomfortable to read.
Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War
Look Inside Reading Guide. Reading Guide. Jun 02, ISBN Mar 21, ISBN Published to international critical and popular acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. Crafted from the ruins of war and the indestructibility of love, Birdsong is a novel that will be read and marveled at for years to come.
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