My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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Although I can't quite pin-point why, there was something about this book which really sucked me into the world of those within it. Interestingly enough, the one character that I really connected with was Rose, the nurse who takes care of Riley after he has sustained a bunch of really bad injuries from the war. Clearly that couple were included to show a broader canvas of reactions to the war, but they didn't develop in any significant way or add much to the book. Meanwhile we meet Peter and Julia Locke who are upper class and Peter ends up in the trenches as Riley's commanding officer. and how they both fell for each other and want to do their best but then the soilder is always haunted by his past experiences in d battle .

Another aspect of the book that I really liked is the information about some of the surgeries that were performed during this time. Yet it is Locke’s wife, Julia, who must cope with her husband’s transformation into a distant shadow of the man she once knew.It did a very good job of conveying the various facets of war, the experience for those in the trenches, in the hospitals and stranded at home. I liked how this novel shows how WWI brought together the classes and made relationships between the classes acceptable whereas they were frowned upon before the war.

Ooh, shame on the author for making soldiers say naughty words when mud and rats and corpses and body parts are raining down on top of them. She becomes pregnant, bears him a son, and, flounders, unable to mother the boy—her own mother takes him away—or to do anything useful to help Locke who spirals down, becoming an alcoholic.I think there could have been more to help the reader engage a little bit more with all of the major characters. This novel reads like a factual account such is the realism of the narrative that had me gripped from the start.

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