Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Six top books about war

Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient won the Booker Prize in 1992 and the Golden Man Booker in 2018; Anil’s Ghost won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Giller Prize, and the Prix Médicis. His latest novel is Warlight.

At The Week magazine Ondaatje tagged six favorite books about war, including:
A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr (1980)

Two men, emotionally damaged, return to a small English town after the First World War. The central character is hired to restore a church mural, and as the plot unfolds and the ancient mural becomes visible, the two men's stories become profoundly interconnected.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue