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Can anyone recommend a war novel to me???

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Hi all I am looking for an interesting war novel for me to read + research for my English coursework. I need to choose 2 novels however, i have already chosen "A Thousand Splendid Suns" By Khaled H… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Hi all

I am looking for an interesting war novel for me to read + research for my English coursework. I need to choose 2 novels however, i have already chosen "A Thousand Splendid Suns" By Khaled Hosseini.

So I need 1 more. Anyone know any good ones???
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http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r103/virginiajamaica/dick%20and%20jane/Dick.jpg
#2
well im just about to start Tolstoy's War and Peace, it's hefty, at my pace should be done in 2020
#3
sashicee
well im just about to start Tolstoy's War and Peace, it's hefty, at my pace should be done in 2020


haha no chance im reading that
#4
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Regeneration by Pat Barker
Journey's End by Robert Sheriff (a Play)
#5
MoneySavingG
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Regeneration by Pat Barker
Journey's End by Robert Sheriff (a Play)


I have read The Ghost Road by Pat Barker and didn't enjoy it much. Have you read all 3 books from the series and is regeneration better than the ghost road?

Thanks
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CFC_Mark;7405980
I have read The Ghost Road by Pat Barker and didn't enjoy it much. Have you read all 3 books from the series and is regeneration better than the ghost road?

Thanks


I haven't read any other of the novels in the series, sorry. Maybe you didn't get on with Ghost road because you read it out of sequence?
Birdsong was a really good read as far as I can remember, well worth considering.
#7
MoneySavingG
I haven't read any other of the novels in the series, sorry. Maybe you didn't get on with Ghost road because you read it out of sequence?
Birdsong was a really good read as far as I can remember, well worth considering.


Alright Mate. Cheers for the help :thumbsup:
#8
Night by Elie Wiesel is supposed to be good. 'Tis about a family being transported to Auschwitz.
Depends on what your question is - I too am an A2 English Literature student.
#9
Jonnyisonfire
Night by Elie Wiesel is supposed to be good. 'Tis about a family being transported to Auschwitz.
Depends on what your question is - I too am an A2 English Literature student.


That sounds like the type of book I am looking for actually :thumbsup:

Have you decided on which books you will be using for your coursework yet? :)
#10
Brother in the land
#11
How close to war does the book need to be?

Boy in The Striped Pyjama's
#12
CFC_Mark
That sounds like the type of book I am looking for actually :thumbsup:

Have you decided on which books you will be using for your coursework yet? :)


OH we've already written our coursework, I chose death as a theme with Shakespeare's Hamlet and Sylvia Plath's poetry collection Ariel as the set literary topics, and I chose The Lovely Bones which features the rape and subsequent death of a fourteen year old girl. I will get it back on monday :) haa.

My exam topic is "love through the ages" - we have to do some Nordic play called A Doll's House and Enduring Love by Ian McKellen - I'm not sure what I want to do for my own choice, possibly Dante's Inferno.
#13
Murielson
How close to war does the book need to be?

Boy in The Striped Pyjama's


I dont think it has to be directly linked to war seeing as we read The Kite Runner (Amazing!!!) earlier in the year

Jonnyisonfire
OH we've already written our coursework, I chose death as a theme with Shakespeare's Hamlet and Sylvia Plath's poetry collection Ariel as the set literary topics, and I chose The Lovely Bones which features the rape and subsequent death of a fourteen year old girl. I will get it back on monday :) haa.

My exam topic is "love through the ages" - we have to do some Nordic play called A Doll's House and Enduring Love by Ian McKellen - I'm not sure what I want to do for my own choice, possibly Dante's Inferno.


I did Hamlet last year for AS so maybe I am studying a seperate module to you :) Thanks for the help though. Repped
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http://sebald.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/ballard-empire-of-the-sun.jpg

Empire of the Sun?
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CFC_Mark
I dont think it has to be directly linked to war seeing as we read The Kite Runner (Amazing!!!) earlier in the year



I did Hamlet last year for AS so maybe I am studying a seperate module to you :) Thanks for the help though. Repped


Hmm most probably :) though the teachers had the choice of war at the start of the year. I'd rather have done that to be honest.
And ohty :) haha
#16
I don't know if it counts but I remember Carrie's War being a brilliant read. Best wishes. X.
#17
Catch 22 - set during WW2 - although its more about human character than the war. Alternatively Schindlers List.............

If you are wanting something a bit less weighty - HMS Ullysses by Alastair MacLean is the finest WW2 novel I've ever read.........
#18
Any Sven Hassell books are relevant but Blitzfreeze is a real stormer. Books are regarding an SS Penal Batallion and show war from the German foot soldiers perspective.
#19
Not really a novel more loads of short interviews with Vietnam Vets talking in their own words and none of the BS trying to find a meaning behind the horrors of war more about what happens when you give a 18 year old a gun and let him lose, "NAM" by Mark Baker is fantastic and worth a read even if you don't use it for your course.
#20
Doc1978
http://sebald.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/ballard-empire-of-the-sun.jpg

Empire of the Sun?


love the film, haven't read book
#21
All quiet on the western front?

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