In The Sleep of Reason CP Snow tells the unsettling story of a five year old boy that was abducted by two young women. They tortured him during a whole weekend and in the end killed him. Snow unfolds the story mainly through the trial of the two women. I can only describe the feelings […]
Insomnia, exhaustion, recurring nightmares — Stephen Sharkey is suffering the after-effects of his career as a war reporter, most recently in Afghanistan, where Ben Frobisher, war photographer and friend, has been shot dead on assignment. Hanging up his flak jacket and turning his back on the everyday reality of war, Stephen moves into a quiet and peaceful cottage in the north of England. It seems the perfect environment in which to write his book on the representations of war — a book that will be based largely on Ben Frobisher’s work.
Here Stephen meets Kate Frobisher, Ben’s widow, and the mysterious Peter Wingrave, who seems to generate nothing but unease in those around him — and Justine, a woman twenty years Stephen’s junior, with whom he soon finds himself involved. Even far from the war-torn countries he has left behind, Stephen’s supposed isolation offers no protection from other people’s suffering or the shattering effects of human brutality.
Life Class Pat Barker taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Hamish Hamiltoneerste editie: gedrukt: 2007verworven: 2007bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 9780241142974verworven via: Amazon More by Pat Barker.
Border crossing Pat Barker taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Farrar, Straus & Girouxeerste editie: gedrukt: 2001verworven: 2004bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 0374181152verworven via: De Slegte More by Pat Barker.
Double Vision Pat Barker taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Hamish Hamiltoneerste editie: gedrukt: 2003verworven: 2004bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 0241141761verworven via: Abebooks Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times: "Violence, mortality and the lingering aftermath of trauma are the dark threads running through Pat Barker?s fiction, from her gritty early novels, detailing the woes sustained by working-class women, through the […]
The Ghost Road Pat Barker taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Vikingeerste editie: gedrukt: 1995verworven: 1996bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 0670854891verworven via: GBG This is the third volume of the Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door). For this novel she received the Booker Prize in 1995.In this volume we meet the extraordinary doctor W.H.R. Rivers alongside the fictional characters […]
Regeneration Pat Barker taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Penguineerste editie: gedrukt: 1995verworven: 1996bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0140123083verworven via: GBG This is the first novel of the Regeneration Trilogy. The other novels are:The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road for which Pat Barker received the Booker Price in 1995.In this series about the First World War we meet […]