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Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser
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Oct 15, 08

Recommended to Kylie W by: Tim

This is the last book I would expect to have liked. It's a biography (to which I am usually fairly allergic) and it's a war story. Not only that, but there are absolutely no female characters that I can recall.

Having said that, I thought this book was masterful. It was wry and moving without sentimentality. It was, at times, also very disturbing, but the descriptions of battles, death and injury were handled with a quiet pragmatism far removed from the sensationalism of most of the war movies I have seen.

The descriptions of the men in his platoon were outstading. This book does not celebrate war - it celebrates individual characters and basic 'human-ness'.
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