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.
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 2 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 2 months ago by schreiber
Amazing. I won't take up much time with this review but to say this book was recommended to me and I went in expecting little. Three Day Road vastly exceeded my hopes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adam Scrivens
This should be high school mandatory reading. Incredible detail, he takes you there and you too are changed. This is what a great author can do!Published 3 months ago by Helene Tomlinson
The descriptions of the madness of life in the trenches of WWI were hard but important to read. The story of the Aboriginal friends was engrossing: their experiences as youth in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Zee