This part of the blog I am going to take it in English since people have asked me to do so. I'm going to present and recommend a new book for you and as you can see it is The Absolutist by John Boyne (as you by chances recognize one of his famous novel The boy in the striped pyjamas).
The Absolutist takes part during the first world war, and years after, and is about a young man called Tristan who takes the train to Norwich 1919 to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, a man he fought alongside during the war. But the letters are not only the real reason for the visit. Tristan has finally found the courage to reveal a huge secret he's been keeping for himself. We are being told a story about the horrific war, from a first meeting between two men who becomes friends until the last goodbye in the trenches of northern France. It was a friendship with passion, jealousy, betrayal, happiness and sadness.
I really loved the book and enjoyed it through the whole reading process! Absolutist was a name given to soldiers who refused to have anything to do with the war and the soldiers who was named absolutist were often executed. In this book we get to meet some absolutists and the greatest absolutist of them all.
It is a well written book about the absolutist, war, love, homosexuality and what is right or wrong. The book is divided in three periods. The one is about the war and is written in present time. The second story is in Norwich written as the past and at the end of the book the readers will have a chance to catch up about the future.
Honestly, I read the book two times and feel a certain relief that it is over. I don't think I will read it again but since it's a beautiful book with a good-looking cover it will receive an honorable place in the bookshelf!
A highly recommended book!
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. / John Green