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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

I don't generally like novels about war, but a friend bought me a copy of this book out of the blue because she had absolutely loved it. So I gave it a try. And did not love it. An old man and a young ... Read full review

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User Review  - Widsith - LibraryThing

Confusing ‘epic’ with just ‘very long’, this book has entertaining sections but cannot justify an investment of 860 pages. It tells the story of one Alessandro Giuliani, an Italian soldier who goes ... Read full review

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User Review  - creighley - LibraryThing

Alassandro Giuliani is the son of a prosperous Roman lawyer living a carefree life when the war intercedes. Half a century later, he is walking down the road with an illiterate young man and telling ... Read full review

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User Review  - ben_a - LibraryThing

Re-read -- I found it much more affecting now that I have children. It wouldn't do for me to be an old man. Alessandro, can I be a child for the sake of my father, and a father for the sake of my ... Read full review

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