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The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker
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Feb 25, 12

bookshelves: audio, novel, prose, library
Read from February 17 to 25, 2012

This has been one of my favorite books since I read it a decade or so ago (the whole 'Regeneration' trilogy, but especially this middle book) and I'm glad to say it holds up really well. It's hard to think of another writer who combines meticulous historical research with psychological insight with deep characterization as well as this.

Also, not for nothing, Billy Prior -- it's almost hilarious to realize how perfectly he epitomizes the kind of fictional character I've gotten to like over the years (bisexual, working class but with aspirations, and divided loyalties that he has to compartmentalize to a point that is literally pathological).
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02/20/2012 page 100
35.0% "Goddammit, Billy Prior."

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