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It's a Battlefield by Graham Greene

It's a Battlefield (1934)

by Graham Greene

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Back cover description quite good, but found this very difficult to get into and unengaging. Gave up around page 50 (quarter of the way through)
  john257hopper | Mar 14, 2011 |
On a battlefield each small group of soldiers fights its little individual war, ignorant of the action and its meaning along miles of battlefront. Life, says Graham Greene, is like that. To prove it, he writes in a cinematographic style that shoots a keen, swift-moving camera eye from one point to another round the circle of his drama. In "Orient Express" he used the same method, flashing light on lives in widely differing spheres which were somehow connected in a common story. In "It's a Battlefield" he has developed this method still further.
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