Review (not rated)
Although I read the book about a year and a half ago, and many others have been read since, it still resonates and sticks in my mind. It was the first piece of literature that I read that was based on war, and since my consuming its pages, I have become interested in the lives that are lived and lost in war. The book is not just an overview of historical events- it is a collection of stories, emotions and events that combine to give the reader a sense of humanity in a most inhumane atmosphere. The book, in my opinion, delivers an emotional charge while stimulating the intellect.