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Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves
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Mar 13, 2012

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Read from March 13 to 19, 2012

I didn't find this book as vicious as the summary made it out to be. I think it's the early 20th century British writing style more than anything. No matter how vicious a sentence is, you imagine the person saying it has a tea saucer in one hand and a biscuit in the other and it just takes the edge off.

I generally avoid war books and war films; I think my ambivalence about these things explains my lukewarm rating.

Graves was at his best when bashing the flag-wavers back home.
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