S own emotion but seeming to empathise with others Easy to read interesting a striking simplicity just love the endvery humain The interesting a striking simplicity just love the endvery humain The novel tells us once that wars are inutile and unnecessary humans make the same mistake over and overDogs on the contrary seem to understand they are loyal to their nature to guide and accompany humans Christophe Rufin makes every word count I am reading everything I can find by this author in French Beautifully written a good story that keeps our interest until the end Half way through the book very interesting read lovely storym This is a touching story about the horrors of war on both soldiers and civilians and how
"Young Usually Poor Boys Are "usually poor boys are as cannon fodder for the of the wealthy class Fast moving well written interesting story keeps ou turning the pages Good outcome and intresting personalities with surprise ending A good short read that I enjoyed A book about the man dog relation going beyond the usual clich s Interesting until the last page worth reading it Very very good book Yet another side of the war which was unknown to me anyway JChRufin is a wonderful writer The storyline is very interesting and one can understand the different points of view though one may not fully agree with all of them Touching as well Not too big a book either so it is easy to carry it Well written without being too polished The ending brings hope which is often much needed. Ppin.
Nd in this case what is almost a novella is very skilful in the deceptive ease with which he spins out and reveals a simple plot which could be summarised in a few words itself inspired by a colleague s anecdote about his grandfatherAlthough the English translation has been praised this is particularly worth reading in the original French if possible for the clear economical prose which captures a sense of rural France with locals spearing trout or hurrying to harvest the wheat as autumn storms threaten This is also a subtle exploration of human and canine psychology issues of loyalty duty wounded pride jealousy uestioning of the accepted system and traditional class divides Cynicism lurks beneath the lip service paid to patriotism even in a conformist like Lanvier set off to fight as a outhful idealist only to end with the private subversive thought that the suffering of the soldiers seems worthy of respect than the ideals of those who inflicted it upon them No one could have lived through ths war and still believe that the individual has any value Yet when it came to condemning people justify reuired that they be presented to him as individuals Even if one is not a dog lover it is hard not to be moved by the rapport Lanvier in fact everyone apart Morlac to develop with the dog Although the description of his wounds make Guillaume sound almost repulsive his eyes expressive not merely conveying hi. Shi.