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This book is fiction though it is based on Stefan’s accounts of this grandfather who had been a painter and served in Belgium in the First World War. This book manages to artfully combine war, love and art into one mesmerizing novel. Stefan travels to the places that his grandfather had been and starts to muse and see from this grandfather’s perspective. The book manages to weave the distant past into the present perfectly and stands out because of the narrative styles used which is why it is featured as one of the top books.
What makes this book stand out?
good characters, nice storyline
Read it for
for the narrative techniques used and the easy going story line
Don't read it for
if you are not into reading about wars or anything from that time period, you may want to give this a miss