Comments: 4
Burfobookalicious 5 months ago
I am a great fan of Sebastian Faulks (currently reading 'Paris Echo'), but with perhaps the exception of 'Engleby', I'm not sure he reaches the heights achieved in 'Birdsong'. Still, what a classic he has given us! One thing I do find curious is how the stories he sets in France have a particular beauty, atmosphere and vitality, which is quite extraordinary.
runner 5 months ago
Yes I agree I don’t think anything came close to the beauty and horror of Birdsong. It’s funny how sometimes one book can define an author and everything that comes after is judged against the success of what went before, so I suppose in that respect success can be a double-edged sword.
Burfobookalicious 5 months ago
Yes indeed! I stay optimistic though, in the hope that he may yet find those heady heights again (though the latest isn't it in my view).
runner 5 months ago
I have just started reading the regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker, have you read?