Friday, November 03, 2006

The Thin Red Line by James Jones

The Thin Red Line by James Jones is one of the great World War II novels perhaps one of the great war novels of all time. The novel describes the experiences of soldiers and the invasion of Guadalcanal. Many of the characters on first appearance seen stock but Jones makes them all seem real and therefore disturbing. The descriptions of combat are superb Jones after all served in the US military during World War II. He was wounded at Guadalcanal.

Simply a masterpiece.

Is available through Abebooks.

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