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  1. says:

    A true masterpiece and one of my favorite novels Although it has all the realistic gritty detailing that any no

  2. says:

    Really enjoyed this book The voice was great and the descriptions really put me in the time and place Highly recommend

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    I saw the 1998 movie version of this book in theaters when it came out I remember that I was completely mesmerized and transported by it It was a movie about war unlike any I'd ever seen before it was mostly uiet and inter

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    I really love James Jones's books As a former military man he brings the story of war in such vivid color that you don't get from any thousand blockbusters Think Saving Private Ryan Then toss that into a bin Completely not like that There's melancholy there's sadness there's mad happiness in what's essentially total despair and ch

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    The heroic stand of the of the 93rd Highlanders against the Russian cavalry in the Crimean War in 1854 was referred to as 'the thin red line' At a time when the standard infantry formation was a suare when defendin

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    I found The Thin Red Line by James Jones a disappointment The literary techniue was passé the characters unappealing and th

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    I had the same reaction to this as I did to From Here to Eternity which is to say that the beginning was so irritating that it almost made me put it down but I ended up glad that I didn't I haven't read too many other books that were written around this time but the prose style in this seems lackluster Yeah there are some

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    War is hell I first came across James Jones' novel with the Terrence Malick film released in 1998 In that year there were two amazing popular war films released the other was Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan' I liked them both Howeve

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    See my review on From here To Eternity I thought that this would be a let down after that wonderful book but had no issues at all Fine book indeed Now to try and force my self to read the final book of the trio

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    If I saw this in a bookshop the likelihood is I'd walk straight past it without a second glance I have little to no prior experience with 'war writing' I'm not sure whether to count The Book Thief something like this isn't the kind of thing I'd normally read but I'm so glad I didI won't go into too much detail about the plot no spoilers but

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Am up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad and the living from the dead in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war   Foreword by Francine Prose “Brutal direct and powerful The men are real the words are real death is real imminent and immediate” Los Angeles T. I found The Thin Red Line by James Jones a disappointment The literary techniue was pass the characters unappealing and the prolonged episodes of navel gazing and angst ridden obsessing over myriad slights real and imagined rather tedious Jones s long windedness turned a 300 page story into a volume of 500 pages I understand the book s appeal in the climate of 1961 but it has not withstood the test of time It rated a weak Three Stars from me Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad and the living from the dead in this The White Nights of Ramadan unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war   Foreword by Francine Prose “Brutal direct and powerful The men are real the words are real death is real imminent and immediate” Los Angeles T. I found The Thin Red Line by James Jones a disappointment The literary techniue was pass the characters The Black Ice Score (Parker, understand the book s appeal in the climate of 1961 but it has not withstood the test of time It rated a weak Three Stars from me

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They are the men of C for Charlie company “Mad” 1st Sgt Eddie Welsh Pvt 1st Class Don Doll Pvt John Bell Capt James Stein Cpl Fife and dozens just like them infantrymen who are about to land grim and white faced on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal This is their story a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back   In the days ahead some will earn medals others will do anything they can dre. A true masterpiece and one of my favorite novels Although it has all the realistic gritty detailing that any novel recounting World War 2 Guadalcanal should have it is so much The reader will indeed learn which gun is which and which rank is which They will understand what needs to happen to take a hill They will know what a crowded ship full of men will smell like They will come to understand the practical intricacies of making war But as anyone who viewed the recent version of the film will know the story is not one based on narrative but one based on a specific philosophy we are all as humans forever destined to never truly understand one another we are forever destined to never truly achieve the kind of empathetic meeting of heart mind soul that we may yearn for a yearning we may not understand or even recognize War is if it is anything an insane metaphor for that lack of understanding that true la The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox understand what needs to happen to take a hill They will know what a crowded ship full of men will smell like They will come to The Illusionists understand the practical intricacies of making war But as anyone who viewed the recent version of the film will know the story is not one based on narrative but one based on a specific philosophy we are all as humans forever destined to never truly Planet of the Bugs understand one another we are forever destined to never truly achieve the kind of empathetic meeting of heart mind soul that we may yearn for a yearning we may not Fishes of the Open Ocean understand or even recognize War is if it is anything an insane metaphor for that lack of Out of Bounds (Boundaries, understanding that true la

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Imes  “A rare and splendid accomplishment strong and ambitious spacious and as honest as any novel ever written” Newsweek   “A major novel of combat in World War II reminiscent of Stephen Crane in The Red Badge of Courage ” The Christian Science Monitor   “ The Thin Red Line moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describing” The New York Times Book Review. I had the same reaction to this as I did to From Here to Eternity which is to say that the beginning was so irritating that it almost made me put it down but I ended up glad that I didn t I haven t read too many other books that were written around this time but the prose style in this seems lackluster Yeah there are some poetic bits but there are also bits that seem really lazy In the first handful of pages for example Jones uses the words unpleasant and supercilious to describe Doll at least four times each I normally wouldn t advocate using a thesaurus to help you write because if you re having trouble thinking of synonyms you ve probably got bigger problems But Jones definitely could have made use of one From Here To Eternity s full of similar things what I remember most of all was the construction he ed ly over and over again page after page But both books characters grow on you via sheer for