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A powerful atmospheric novel set in 1946 at the Wash on the Fenland coast from the author of The.

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Peacetime

Book of the Heathen and The Glassmaker He captures the sense of portent and uncertainty shared. An ultimately gripping story that takes just a little too long that lingers than is necessary on what seem to be contrived conversations in which characters reveal a backstory that isn t ultimately strictly relevant to the plot or if it is would be better shown than told As an old WW2 airfield is dismantled as lives adjust to the end of war and as bitter truths are faced the peacetime world is revealed to have the same problems prejudices and poverty of prospects as what went before nothing changes just as everything changes It s an important theme and a good tale not awfully well told

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By a community in the aftermath of conflict in which peacetime is hardly any different to wartim. Another evocative psychological drama from Edric His style is constantly unsettling adding to the intrigue The story is simple a man Mercer comes to a closed community to lead a team of workers dismantling the now disused gun platforms shortly after the end of WWII The cast of characters is almost exclusively a Jew a German POW Mercer and a few of the villagers The relationships prejudices histories and aspirations make the taleNot an easy read but a very satifying and enjoyable one


7 thoughts on “Peacetime

  1. says:

    If a comparison need be made I would consider Mr Edric playing in the same realm as JG BallardPeacetime darkens into a drama of extremity and isolation It's 1946 and the aftermath of the global conflict weighs heavy James Me

  2. says:

    From very early on in my reading of this book I felt a darkness hanging over the story and it felt almost like I was holding my breath waiting for the something bad to happen Set in 1946 in an isolated community on the Fenland Coast of England James Mercer a demobilized soldier has been hired to oversee the demobilization

  3. says:

    An ultimately gripping story that takes just a little too long that lingers than is necessary on what seem to be contrived conversations in which characters reveal a backstory that isn’t ultimately strictly relevant to the plot or if it is would be better shown than told As an old WW2 airfield is dismantled as lives adjust to the end of war and as bitter truths are faced the peacetime world is revealed to have the sam

  4. says:

    Peacetime by Robert Edric is set on the Fenland coast in the summer of 1946 James Mercer a former Royal Engineers officer is employed supervising the demolition of a gun site and the laying of foundations for a Coastguard station whose construction will lead to the eventual destruction of nearby housesJames Mer

  5. says:

    Another evocative psychological drama from Edric His style is constantly unsettling adding to the intrigue The story is simple; a man Mercer comes to a closed community to lead a team of workers dismantling the now disused gun platforms shortly after the end of WWII The cast of characters is almost exclusively a Jew a German POW Mercer and a few of the villagers The relationships prejudices histories and aspirations make the taleNot an eas

  6. says:

    NO

  7. says:

    Ugh If condensed into a short story it would have been ok but it was 352 pages of repetitive drivel on post WWII Britain