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A horrifying account of the hell of war,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Coming Home (Kindle Edition)
Thomas is a 15-year-old English farm boy whose older brother, Archie, is an abusive jerk. During a confrontation, Archie is accidentally killed, and Thomas fakes his own death and assumes Archie's identity as a cover, reporting for duty as a new recruit in WWI. From there, we follow Thomas as he attempts to assuage his guilt by trying to die in the battlefield to escape his conscience.
Mr. Stolworthy has a fabulous way with words - descriptions are vivid and emotions are real. The gruesome facts and horrors of the trenches are portrayed brilliantly, forcing the reader to live the atrocities and feel the despair, misery, anguish, and hopelessness of the soldiers, while marveling at the sense of duty and courage displayed by so many young men under such ghastly conditions.
I have enjoyed a few other books by this author, and although the others have been great reads, this one is a masterpiece! Five stars is not enough to rank this one. Bravo, sir.