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Season In Purgatory

3.23 of 5 stars 3.23  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  3 reviews
During World War II, David Pelham, a young British surgeon, parachutes into Yugoslavia and sets up a hospital to aid Tito's army. There he meets-and loves-the fiery Moja Javich, a resourceful partisan. Their love gives Pelham the strength to endure the atrocities of war as he seeks to avoid capture. Keneally has vigorously fleshed out "a bloody good novel" (Washington Post ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 25th 1985 by Mariner Books (first published January 1st 1977)
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Baz Rob
Having read 'Daughters of Mars', which I really enjoyed, I was looking forward to reading other books by this author but for me this one didn't hit the spot.Sorry to say I gave up with this before I finished it.
I found the Yugoslav places & names & but difficult to relate to & I felt both the characters & storyline were a bit 'thin'. I think this was an early book by Thomas Keneally & his later ones are far more developed & enjoyable.
An interesting story about a British doctor setting up a hospital on a Yugoslavian island to help the WWII partisans in their fight against the Germans. While their he has an affair with an older partisan that will stay with him forever. Somewhat like an early MASH in temperment, without the humor. Some of the characters are strong, although some of the sentiment reflects the times. Certainly it gives an insight into a theater of the war that is seldom explored. A worthwhile, though not spectacu ...more
A solid book overall, but, " the nose reminded him ofwoman's ancient kinship with cats and snakes and other good"? seriously? how dehumanizing.
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Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982, which was inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. The book would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993), which won the Academy Award for Best Pict ...more
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