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  1. says:

    A true masterpiece and one of my favorite novels Although it has all the realistic gritty detailing that any novel recounting World War 2 Guadalcanal should have it is so much The reader will indeed learn which gun is which and which rank is which They will understand what needs to happen to take a hill They will know what a crowded ship full of men will smell like They will come to understand the practical int

  2. says:

    Really enjoyed this book The voice was great and the descriptions really put me in the time and place Highly recommend

  3. says:

    I saw the 1998 movie version of this book in theaters when it came out I remember that I was completely mesmerized and transported by it It was a movie about war unlike any I'd ever seen before it was mostly uiet and inte

  4. says:

    I really love James Jones's books As a former military man he brings the story of war in such vivid color that you don't get from any thousand blockbusters Think Saving Private Ryan Then toss that into a bin Completely not like that There's melancholy there's sadness there's mad happiness in what's essentially total despair and chaosDon't expect a happy ending only a bitter sweet one Don't expect miracles becau

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    The heroic stand of the of the 93rd Highlanders against the Russian cavalry in the Crimean War in 1854 was referred to as 'the thin red line' At a time when the standard infantry formation was a suare when defending against charging cavalry the Highlanders in their bright red jackets spread out in a thin red l

  6. says:

    I found The Thin Red Line by James Jones a disappointment The literary techniue was passé the characters unappealing and the prolonged episod

  7. says:

    I had the same reaction to this as I did to From Here to Eternity which is to say that the beginning was so irritating that it almost made me put it down but I ended up glad that I didn't I haven't read too many other boo

  8. says:

    War is hell I first came across James Jones' novel with the Terrence Malick film released in 1998 In that year there were two amazing popular war films released the other was Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan' I liked them both However the Terrence Malick film was the philosophical and held a deeper meaning than that of Spielberg but both are

  9. says:

    See my review on From here To Eternity I thought that this would be a let down after that wonderful book but had no issues at all Fine book indeed Now to try and force my self to read the final book of the trio

  10. says:

    If I saw this in a bookshop the likelihood is I'd walk straight past it without a second glance I have little to no prior experience with 'war writing' I'm not sure whether to count The Book Thief something like

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Am up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad and the living from the dead in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war   Foreword by Francine Prose “Brutal direct and powerful The men are real the words are real death is real imminent and immediate” Los Angeles T. I really love James Jones s books As a former military man he brings the story of war in such vivid color that you don t get from any thousand blockbusters Think Saving Private Ryan Then toss that into a bin Completely not like that There s melancholy there s sadness there s mad happiness in what s essentially total despair and chaosDon t expect a happy ending only a bitter sweet one Don t expect miracles because there won t be any only a bunch of human stories coming together loosely only because they happened to be there at the same time and sought meaning to their participation in madness to try to justify the pain the loss and the lack of logic Don t expect heroes or extraordinary people because they are all just ordinary folks who got pulled into warOne of them wrote a bookWe don t know who JJ was but I surely know who his favorite is If you re read From Here to Eternity you will see some common characters come and go Part reality part memory part artistic embellishment but they must have existed somewhere sometime and they found themselves in another war story because you can t have a war story without themI think this book is ever so slightly less powerful than FHTE but it s still damn good I can t tell you as it will spoil the story A bunch of green soldiers thrown into the Pacific hell on the island of Guadalcanal It can t be prettyJJ has his uniue style that touches the heart Like Joseph Heller like Leon Uris this man writes his life so you can t not be affected by what he s telling And you know that in some way some form somewhere it happened Brutal meaningless inspiring heroic terrificNo limericks as they aren t befitting the genreRoger over and outIgor How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim red line that divides the sane from the mad and the living from the dead in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war   Foreword by Francine Prose “Brutal direct and powerful The men are Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic real death is A Daddy for Christmas really love James Jones s books As a former military man he brings the story of war in such vivid color that you don t get from any thousand blockbusters Think Saving Private Ryan Then toss that into a bin Completely not like that There s melancholy there s sadness there s mad happiness in what s essentially total despair and chaosDon t expect a happy ending only a bitter sweet one Don t expect miracles because there won t be any only a bunch of human stories coming together loosely only because they happened to be there at the same time and sought meaning to their participation in madness to try to justify the pain the loss and the lack of logic Don t expect heroes or extraordinary people because they are all just ordinary folks who got pulled into warOne of them wrote a bookWe don t know who JJ was but I surely know who his favorite is If you Banned in Britain re Hour of the Beast read From Here to Eternity you will see some common characters come and go Part Dictionary Of Dreams reality part memory part artistic embellishment but they must have existed somewhere sometime and they found themselves in another war story because you can t have a war story without themI think this book is ever so slightly less powerful than FHTE but it s still damn good I can t tell you as it will spoil the story A bunch of green soldiers thrown into the Pacific hell on the island of Guadalcanal It can t be prettyJJ has his uniue style that touches the heart Like Joseph Heller like Leon Uris this man writes his life so you can t not be affected by what he s telling And you know that in some way some form somewhere it happened Brutal meaningless inspiring heroic terrificNo limericks as they aren t befitting the genreRoger over and outIgor

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Imes  “A rare and splendid accomplishment strong and ambitious spacious and as honest as any novel ever written” Newsweek   “A major novel of combat in World War II reminiscent of Stephen Crane in The Red Badge of Courage ” The Christian Science Monitor   “ The Thin Red Line moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describing” The New York Times Book Review. See my review on From here To Eternity I thought that this would be a let down after that wonderful book but had no issues at all Fine book indeed Now to try and force my self to read the final book of the trio Burning Attraction rare and splendid accomplishment strong and ambitious spacious and as honest as any novel ever written” Newsweek   “A major novel of combat in World War II The Numbers Game reminiscent of Stephen Crane in The Red Badge of Courage ” The Christian Science Monitor   “ The Thin Red Line moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describing” The New York Times Book Review. See my Tall man riding. review on From here To Eternity I thought that this would be a let down after that wonderful book but had no issues at all Fine book indeed Now to try and force my self to The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory read the final book of the trio

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They are the men of C for Charlie company “Mad” 1st Sgt Eddie Welsh Pvt 1st Class Don Doll Pvt John Bell Capt James Stein Cpl Fife and dozens just like them infantrymen who are about to land grim and white faced on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal This is their story a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back   In the days ahead some will earn medals others will do anything they can dre. I saw the 1998 movie version of this book in theaters when it came out I remember that I was completely mesmerized and transported by it It was a movie about war unlike any I d ever seen before it was mostly uiet and internal Walking out of the theater I found out I was pretty much alone in my enjoyment of it people all around me said it was slow boring pointless I mention this because I think the movie version prepared me for the book which is probably just as divisiveThe story floats among a wide cast of characters as they arrive on Guadalcanal A special note at the beginning of the book points out that the terrain and battles contained in the book are fictitious but that Jones placed the imaginary battles on Guadalcanal because of the emotion the island evoked You meet Pfc Doll Cpl Fife Sgt Welsh just about everyone has a simple one syllable name which is also a word Band ueen Tall Bell Dale Witt Field Cash Beck At the beginning they re green recruits who miss the relative comforts of army life in a non combat zone and one where it s not constantly raining apprehensive about what lies ahead Shortly as they re thrust into the thick of fighting they become battle tested veterans How they react to their experiences is varied and we are privy to each man s thoughts reactions and self assessments The inability to ever really know what s going on in someone else s head is a theme visited freuently You often see things from than one point of view what caused someone to act like they did or what they were trying to convey and how it was viewed by someone elseI think that you have to just surrender yourself to the experience of the book Jones terrain may be fictional but he is absolutely certain about how it looks and feels He transports you to the humid muddy island its jungles and rocky hills The progress made toward the next target is often slow then suddenly shots are fired and you re thrown into confusion People act heroically for the wrong reasons cowardly for the right ones and the reverse of both of those as well The soldiers are frustratingly human and occasionally disturbingly inhuman If you re looking for Band of Brothers this isn t the war experience you want to read about The men of C for Charlie company aren t members of Tom Brokaw s Greatest Generation they re just scared young men wondering how they can keep their fear from showing They fight because there s no way to get out of it The book explores the idea that a war is fought by an army but the army is made up of individuals who are each fighting their own war They all have go through the same things and yet no one experiences them the same way Through a number of different characters Jones repeats the idea that many people were going to live through this war than got killed in it and you realize its value as a mantra when you re in a life and death situation that often seems to be a lotteryRecommended for fans of Catch 22 andor The Things They Carried anyone looking for an antidote to the romanticizing of war people who know better than to get too attached to characters in a war zoneuote It was easy to see when you looked at it from one point of view that all prisoners were not locked up behind bars in a stone uadrangle Your government could just as easily imprison you on say a jungled island in the South Seas until you had done to its satisfaction what your government had sent you there to do The Illusion of Gods Presence realistic walk into hell and back   In the days ahead some will earn medals others will do anything they can dre. 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