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Das späte Geständnis des Tristan Sadler

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London, September 1919: Der junge Tristan Sadler steigt in einen Zug. Er fährt nach Norwich, um sich dort mit Marian Bancroft, der Schwester seines toten Kameraden Will, zu treffen. Will und Tristan waren Freunde, die Seite an Seite im Ersten Weltkrieg gekämpft haben, bis Will eine folgenschwere Entscheidung traf. Tristans Bericht ist erschütternd, und doch bleibt er Maria ...more
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Published February 2012 by Arche Literatur Verlag AG (first published 2011)
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Elyse
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal!!!!! The nitty-gritty-reality..of what frickin war can can do - and not do--
oh how I LOVE JOHN BOYNE!!! My God... I had NO IDEA what I would discover when I started reading this AMAZING NOVEL...storytelling that is sooooo good!!!-- - so much I wish to say. I'm completely SPENT....EVERY EMOTION triggered!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!
B the BookAddict
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hist-fiction

In his usual understated and deft manner, John Boyne has written a WWI story that is very different from all the others in this genre.

Two young men, Sadler and Barlow, train in the army together in England and are dispatched to the fields of Flanders in the same squad. They share a secret and taboo friendship that must remain hidden. But then a shocking case of barbarity by one of their squad finds the two friends on opposing sides of belief. One will find himself with an unthinkable task. One w
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Larry H
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tristan Sadler, newly 21, travels to Norwich from his London home to take care of an errand he is dreading. He has promised to deliver a sheaf of letters his friend Will Bancroft received while they fought together during World War I to Will's sister. And while this errand dredges up memories of the fighting and the deaths that Tristan would rather not remember, it also forces him to confront his feelings, his actions, and the direction the rest of his life is going to take.

Spending the day with
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Dem
Jun 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this novel and found it an emotional read. While reading this book I exclaimed out loud and cried and for me this is the basis on which I award 5 stars, I try to write a review on a novel as soon as I can after putting the book down as I like my review to express my feelings of the book when I closed the covers be that good bad or indifferent. The absolutist had me so emotionally charged that I was thinking about the story even when I was not reading it.

The Absolutist is a wart
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Erastes
I was immediately drawn to the book because it’s partly set in my stamping ground of Norfolk. The protagonist Tristan is on his way to Norwich at the beginning to meet a mysterious someone or other which is nicely protracted until it needs to be revealed. There’s a irritating and lengthy section in his boarding house which achieved nothing other than to tell the reader “oh no, homosexuality is verboten in England” as if they wouldn’t know and “people don’t like it” which of course they know too. ...more
Carol
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carol by: Paul Kozlowski, Associate Publisher Other Press
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My enjoyment of The Absolutist took me by surprise. I honestly wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. So much for preconceived notions.

The Absolutist is a war story, one that takes place during World War I, not one of my favorite subjects. But this one is so well written and poignant that it caught my attention immediately and kept me turning those pages, even when I couldn't bear the outcome. The opening scenes give us a glimpse of Tristan Sadler, a young war-weary soldier as he returns
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Vitor Martins
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Essa é uma história bonita e ao mesmo tempo muito triste. Na maior parte do tempo ela é só triste. Mas triste de um jeito bonito, entende?

Aqui a gente vai conhecer a história de Trista, um soldado na Primeira Guerra, que acaba se apaixonando por outro soldado e tem que lidar com o sofrimento de ser gay numa época em que nem existia isso de "ser gay". Você só era uma aberração e olhe lá. Daí junto com esse drama todo existe uma GUERRA acontecendo e muita gente morrendo e você tem uma história
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Darlene
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I came across this book by chance. I picked it up and while reading the inside cover, I realized that the author, John Boyne, is also the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.... a book, which although seems controversial from reviewers' points of view, was one I really loved. This story takes place during the Great War and the time immediately after the war ends. War veteran Tristan Sadler, who is 20 years old in the fall of 1919, takes a train from his home in London to Norwich to deliver ...more
Ryan
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There aren't a lot of books that can break my heart. No matter how much I'm able to connect with the characters or find myself lost in the action, I don't make a habit of emotionally investing myself on such a visceral level. It's not something I make a conscience decision on, I just read so much that if I allowed myself to put my emotions into every book I read, I would be a basket case. But every once in a while, I can't help myself. I allow myself to fully invest in what I'm reading. I get so ...more
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John Boyne (born 30 April 1971 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist.

He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he won the Curtis Brown prize. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by UEA.

John Boyne is the author of ten novels for adults and five for young readers, as well as a collection of short stories.

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