By John Boyne The Absolutist
Publish date: 2012-07-25
Publisher: Other Press
Edition language: English
The Absolutist is a conscientious objector, one who refuses not only to be involved in the dirty business of taking arms against an enemy but also to help in any way the war effort by carrying out ancillary tasks. They were nicknamed Feather men.... (The notion of a white feather representing cowar...
Although I find it hard to read about life in the trenches, this book was so well written that it drew me in in spite of the difficult content. I liked that we were taken back to peaceful post-war England from time to time, to break up the horror of war. The main character is Tristan Sadler, who i...