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From Here to Eternity by James Jones
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May 10, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 08 to May 10, 2012

An immensely impressive book. Sure, it's often pretentious (esp. when the characters go all philosophical) and even sometimes dull, but I've never read a novel that so captures an era and its characters (US Army life in Hawaii circa 1941) so well and deeply. The novel is a wonderful time machine.

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