Saturday, May 05, 2007
I just finished this book this morning. I belong to a bookclub that includes some pretty wonderful women and one of them picked this book months ago. For a variety of reasons we didn't all read it until now. We are going to discuss it this week and I have to say that I really didn't want to read it.
It's about World War One and goes into amazing detail around trench warfare and what the men faced during that war.
But it's so much more than that. I was at about page 52 when I told my friend that I just didn't want to read anymore. But I would read till page 100. If it wasn't for reading this book for bookclub, I would have stopped at page 52. I'm so glad that I didn't!!!
The characters are amazing and the progress of the story is fantastic. It is done in a way that is respectful and honest and compelling. I'm glad I was pushed to read the book and that is exactly what book clubs do. They introduce you to places in the world you don't expect to go and while sometimes it does feel uncomfortable, getting out of our comfort zones is so worth it!
So have a go at this book and if you feel that you can't, read to page 100 and let the story carry you to the end.