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The Unknown Soldier by Väinö Linna
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Nov 19, 14

Read in November, 2014 — I own a copy

This book is definitely not for everyone, but it spoke to me in a special way. Part of that is because it's my Finnish heritage, and the book is set during Finland's Continuation War. Part of it is that I'm researching the Winter War, which preceded the Continuation War and had some similarities to it.

And part is the sheer haunting beauty and tragedy that is the voice, the characters, the events, and, quite simply, the senselessness that is war.

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