Published to international critical and popular acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with... show more
Published to international critical and popular acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with Isabelle Azaire in France and enters the dark, surreal world beneath the trenches of No Man's Land, Sebastian Faulks creates a world of fiction that is as tragic as A Farewell to Arms and as sensuous as The English Patient. Crafted from the ruins of war and the indestructibility of love, Birdsong is a novel that will be read and marveled at for years to come.
Publish date: June 2nd 1997
Publisher: Vintage International
Pages no: 483
Edition language: English
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you! Perhaps I just read this book at the wrong moment in time for me. I thought it would be a great time, given all the events commemorating the start of the First World War. Perhaps this ...
Hey my fellow netizens, I am so sorry I have not updated this blog in over 2 months. It is needless to say that life has been hectic and difficult. However, I have had this book review as a draft since October and I thought it was grand time to release it. It might have been nicer to do so on Vet...
bookshelves: published-1993, wwi, war, play-dramatisation, historical-fiction, fraudio Recommended for: laura, suvi Read in November, 2009 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/...It's France 1910. Stephen Wraysford arrives in France and falls in love. Dramatisation of Sebastian Faulks' novel wi...
I've read a number of reviews praising this book especially for its war scenes. I wish I'd gotten that far! The ooey-gooey sex did me in - how Isabelle realized she was "born" to have sex with Stephen, to be "impaled" by him, and to feel his "sticky seed" between her legs. I mean, c'mon folks. SOOOO...
this book is a modern classic! the language is so beautifully constructed, it becomes a birdsong throughout the whole novel. you can be reading the description of the most atrocious events and yet can lose yourself in the text. i highly recommend it.
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