The Ghost Road
"The Ghost Road" is the Booker Prize-winning final instalment in Pat Barker's acclaimed "Regeneration" trilogy. 1918, the closing months of the war, and army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to... show more
"The Ghost Road" is the Booker Prize-winning final instalment in Pat Barker's acclaimed "Regeneration" trilogy. 1918, the closing months of the war, and army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. Pat Barker's "The Ghost Road" is an account of the devastating final months of the First World War. "Unforgettable. At the end, I had tears running down my cheeks". ("Observer"). "Powerful, deeply moving". (Barry Unsworth, "Sunday Times"). "I'm convinced that the trilogy will win recognition as one of the few real masterpieces of late 20th-century British fiction". (Jonathan Coe). "Outstanding". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Harrowing, original, delicate and unforgettable". ("Independent"). "A trilogy which is right up there with the other classics of First World War Literature". ("Spectator"). "Magnificent". (Peter Kemp). Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed "Regeneration" trilogy, comprising "Regeneration", which has been filmed, "The Eye in the Door", which won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and "The Ghost Road", which won the Booker Prize. The trilogy featured the "Observer's" 2012 list of the ten best historical novels. She is also the author of the more recent novels "Another World", "Border Crossing", "Double Vision", "Life Class", and "Toby's Room". She lives in Durham.
Publish date: May 1st 2008
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
Series: Regeneration (#3)
What becomes of us when all we know is death and killing, and that is taken away?If that is the question being asked, the answer is not forthcoming. The book ends just before the war does, so we never get to see how any surviving characters would reintegrate into civilian life. From their worries, t...
Overall this was an enjoyable book, although at times the characters got confusing. I thought it was interesting that it was written from the male perspective by a female author, and I really enjoyed the sections that gave background on the characters before the war. I read this for a class and wi...