Thursday, 30 August 2012

The Absolutist by John Boyne

What seems to be a story about the stand of a WW1 conscientious objector actually turns out to be...not. At base an average love story, it is lifted above mediocrity by its setting, the larger themes involved and some really nice writing. By the author of  The Boy in Striped Pyjamas... Posted by Winsome in Wairoa

Author Notes

"I was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1971, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where I was awarded the Curtis Brown prize...."

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