Boyden is a natural storyteller. Both the Native tales of the north and the grim accounts of the war in France and Belgium have the ring of truth. His images can be subtly appropriate--raiders who go over the top are "eaten by the night"--and his characterizations are excellent, especially the three main players and Xavier's Canadian trenchmates. Eventually, Elijah seems to feed on the death all around him, becoming a "windigo," while Xavier begins to question the sanity of the war and his friend's growing madness, realizing "we all fight on two fronts, the one facing the enemy, the one facing what we do to the enemy." Not for the squeamish reader, this is a powerful novel that takes a new angle on a popular subject, "the war to end all wars." --Mark Frutkin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Anyone contemplating going to war as a thrilling adventure would benefit greatly from reading the blood and guts facts, as well as the long-term effects of taking and losing... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Gwen Hawkins
Joseph Boyden has taken a piece of our history and has told a story that needed to be told. A riveting historical fiction with great characters. A must read!Published 1 month ago by Avid Reader
I can't wait for some if my First Nations friends to read this because I know how much they will be moved by this story.Published 4 months ago by Deb
Joseph Boyden's, THREE DAY ROAD, is a novel that centres around the horrors of of World War I on the Western Front, but it is also a story about friendship and loyalty, the dark... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carol Anne Shaw
I really do love all M. Boyden's work. I highly recommend this one as a good place to start.Published 7 months ago by schreiber