I wish I had been introduced to Sebastian Faulks' work before. His words flow on the paper seamlessly, like music. I adore not only the plot, I also relished how the author made me forget who I was and allowed me to truly be immersed in this world. Though painful to read about the war their are moment of beauty, which is all to real. I would recommend this book to anyone, even if you are not into epic novels, because the underlying love, scenery, and courage makes it worth a look....Continua
Found the feeling of tender, urgent romance created by Faulks immensely enjoyable. The central character doesn't dominate the book - more of an ensemble piece where you find yourself caring about many of the characters.
No easy happy endings, and illuminating on the complexities of wartime France. More complex and nuanced than the heroic resistance plot familiar in our history books....Continua