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I'm currently reading it, crying for a bit, then reading some more. Where else would you find a novel about World War I primarily devoted to discussing theology, philosophy and aesthetics? Nowhere. It's captivating. The discussions that take place in the book are worth reading aloud to friends over a few glasses of wine. The descriptions in the book, just like in Winter's Tale, are masterful. The description of how different characters in the story resign themselves to the fact that, once they get to the trenches, they only have, at best, a couple more weeks to live - leave me a little dumbfou
I highly enjoyed Freddy and Fredericka, so with this sort of high praise over on the film thread, I went to the bookstore yesterday and bought a copy of Helprin's Winter's Tale. Just read the first chapter last night, and decided we probably should have a thread for this one.