Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting


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    Susan Hill Á 7 Review Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á Susan Hill Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting I don't think this is a very well known or celebrated book but with the exception of Barker's Regeneration Trilogy I can't think of another World War I story that has moved me as deeply While in many ways a subtle novel missing a lot of the overblown overwrought movie moments found in other war novels it seamlessly captures the ag

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    Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting I had not read Susan Hill before but when I've seen her titles I thought she veered toward ghost stories As I chose to read this because it continues my exploration of WWI I wasn't sure what to expect from her It was nothing of what might have been and is a fine contribution to the sub genre'By the next war the message will have got through’ ‘There will never be another war’ ‘There will always be wars

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    Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting A deeply moving and beautifully written story set during World War 1

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    Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting Susan Hill Á 7 Review Characters Strange Meeting Set in the First World War Beautifully written it almost reads like a poem if not exactly Wilfred Owen's poem of the same title Trench horror co

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    Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting Despite the inevitability of their being sad and depressing I will persist in reading novels about the First World War Maybe I’d stop if there

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    Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting This sad and haunting tale of the deep friendship which evolves between two officers serving in the trenches during WW1 is so well written and has such sensitivity that it couldn't fail to be movingOf the two men one is already emotionally scarred by his experiences but the other is as yet untouched by this drea

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    Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á Susan Hill Susan Hill Á 7 Review Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting Once I knew I was going to write Strange Meeting it actually fell into place remarkably easily I suppose there are two ways a writer can tackle such a subject One way is to write a very long panoramic historical novel attempting to capture the whole sweep of the war But there was no way I could have done that or wanted

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    Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Á Susan Hill Susan Hill Á 7 Review WWI officer John Hilliard returns to France after spending several months in England recovering from a serious wound He is shocked to find that of the officers he had previously served with most are dead or disabl

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    Susan Hill (PDF kindle) Strange Meeting Susan Hill Á 7 Review Characters Strange Meeting A short but beautiful book It doesn't have the scope of All uiet on the Western Front or other war related books like For Whom the Bell Tolls It's very focused on a short space of time and only two real locations The first is England the home of a recuperating John Hilliard recently invalided out of the Trenches and on leave to r

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Free read ☆ Strange Meeting 107 Susan Hill Á 7 Review Characters Strange Meeting A heart rending tale of friendship in wartime that deserves a place on the shelf beside the great books of wartime literature The trenches of the Western Front are the. Strange Meeting Afterword

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Free read ☆ Strange Meeting 107 Susan Hill Á 7 Review Characters Strange Meeting Setting for this story of the extraordinary devotion that develops between silent morose John Hillard full of war's futility and his as yet unscathed trench mate David. Despite the inevitability of their being sad and depressing I will persist in reading novels about the First World War Maybe I d stop if there wasn t so much well written fiction about the war and indeed wars in general In this case Strange Meeting is an account of the relationship between two officers over a relatively short period in training camps and trenches Said relationship is ambiguously homoerotic but I read it as an intense romantic friendship It was very moving to see the two young men find comfort in each other s company in appalling conditions Their conversations about how to bear the pointless and cruel loss of life all around them were very powerful Perhaps the most notable aspect of their relationship is that they are totally honest with each other for Hillard the older officer this is something he has never experienced with another person The two can admit to weakness in each other s company in a way that they cannot to others It is repeatedly noted in the text that there is particular pressure on officers as they generally lack the supportive bonds of brotherhood that enlisted men have Moreover they have to enforce orders that they know are stupid wrong and will lead to pointless deaths This monologue from Barton to Hilliard will stay with meThat Private who was snipered looking at him I could have wept and wept he seemed to be all the men who had ever been killed John I remember everything about him his face his hair his hands I remember how pale his eyelashes were and I thought of how alive he d been how much there had been going on inside him blood pumping round muscles working brain saying do this do that his eyes looking at me I thought of it all how he d been born and had a family I thought of everything that had gone into making him and it wasn t that I was afraid and putting myself in his place down there on the ground I just wanted him alive again it seemed the only important thing I just wanted to stay there and look at him I couldn t take it in that he d been so alive and then he just lay spouting out blood and that was that he was dead nothingOf course the especial pain of reading WWI novels is that they never end happily and this one is no exception It s elegantly written and very moving though I also appreciated the author s afterword Hill comments very straightforwardly that the thing she is most often asked about it is whether the two main characters have a sexual relationship She says she didn t write them with that intention but if they did it would not change anything about the narrative Moreover she doesn t see either of them as entirely straight or gay This refreshing response allows the reader to interpret as they prefer As she says though it doesn t really matter as the point is that the two love each other and that helps them cope with the horrors of the trenches Their sense of alienation from normal life clearly intensifies their relationship and it is this sense of estrangement from normality that is captured brilliantly by the narrative Strange Meeting is a miniature masterpiece

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Free read ☆ Strange Meeting 107 Susan Hill Á 7 Review Characters Strange Meeting Barton The lyrical beauty of Hill's narrative draws the reader in and doesn't let go This little novel is a gem compelling and moving a treat for all readers of fiction. This sad and haunting tale of the deep friendship which evolves between two officers serving in the trenches during WW1 is so well written and has such sensitivity that it couldn t fail to be movingOf the two men one is already emotionally scarred by his experiences but the other is as yet untouched by this dreadful war and has yet to discover what it meant to serve on the front lineI ve read many books about this conflict but I felt this was a personal look at how men tried to deal with the unspeakable horrors they had to confront and yet stay sane

  • Paperback
  • 182
  • Strange Meeting
  • Susan Hill
  • English
  • 07 August 2020
  • 9780879238308