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The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker
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Feb 17, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: audio, novel, prose, library

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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Reading Progress

February 17, 2012 – Started Reading
February 17, 2012 – Shelved
February 17, 2012 – Shelved as: audio
February 17, 2012 – Shelved as: novel
February 17, 2012 – Shelved as: prose
February 20, 2012 –
page 100
35.71% "Goddammit, Billy Prior."
February 25, 2012 – Finished Reading
May 30, 2013 – Shelved as: library

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