Publish date: September 2nd 2008
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
, Military History
, Civil War
3.5 estrellasSorprendentemente divertido, para el drama que se carga.
Nice book, but everyone in the book was just too nice to ring true. More than half of the book is spent wallowing in a perfect small group of families in an idealised small-town community. When the bombs arrived I wanted to scream 'nasty two-timing horrid people don't deserve to get torn apart eithe...
Guernica is not the type of book that I would pick-up on my own. It was offered on First reads, and since I enjoyed watching a program on the painting, I entered the drawing. Lucky for me, I won; otherwise I would have missed out on a very good book.Guernica tells the story of two Basque families ...
Page 221 read. April 26, 1937 has happened. Guernica has been literally levelled with 250 kilogram and incendiary bombs. Led by Wolfgram von Richtofen, the cousin of Manfred von Richtofen, ie the Red Baron. Total devastation. Difficult reading, but very well written. Only readable because some few h...
I love the cover of this book because the image was strong enough to push Picasso's painting out of my mind. The famous painter does appear in the story, but he is by no means central to the plot. He just pops in here and there to give some historical context, which works nicely without being overd...
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