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Rebecca West
Birth date: December 21, 1892
Died: March 15, 1983
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fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 1 year ago
Kitty and Jenny sit at home, awaiting the end of the war and the return of Chris, Kitty’s husband and Jenny’s cousin. However he returns to them sooner, suffering amnesia from shell-shock. He can remember Jenny and Margaret, his first love, but has no recollection of Kitty. Between the women they ha...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 years ago
Please note that I gave this book 4.5 stars, but rounded it up to 5 stars on Goodreads.I read this story for The Dead Writers Society, 2016 Genre Fiction August 2016 book. This story is (expletive) up. Seriously. You have a husband and wife separated by World War I. The husband's cousin is living wi...
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it 4 years ago
Lost chances and missed opportunities, resignation, change, war, suppression and oppression are among the themes surrounding West’s novel. For such a short novel, it is heavy. The heaviness is pervasive and there is no sense of reprieve for any of the characters. The novel’s narrator does begin her ...
Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it 4 years ago
review to come
A sort-of book blog
A sort-of book blog rated it 4 years ago
The Return of the Soldier is an interesting read for several reasons, not least because it is a female authored book about the very male topic of the shell shock that often resulted from World War One. It's stylistic, and overly simplistic in places, and yet despite this it is extremely effective in...
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