I’ve enjoyed reading this autobiography (much of which is based on the author’s experience of WWI – a subject I have a continuing morbid fascination with). Thank you to D over at Rattling On who recommended the book. Yes – it was right up my street. Reminded me a lot of that other great war poet whose work I really covet – Siegfried Sassoon. Of his I read, years ago, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and possibly, though I’m not sure if I did read the final one – Sherston’s Progress. And of course his War poems.
Next up on my reading list is The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest (I have developed an unhealthy obsession with Everest and K2 in recent years), then (if I can get it from the library, all copies seem to be constantly out) – Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger (having adored the recent BBC4 television adaptation), then Any Human Heart, the Channel4 TV adaptation of which entirely captivated me.
What are you reading right now?