Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An old Italian professor of aesthetics recounts his experiences in WW I to a young acquaintance as they trudge along the road from Rome to Monte Prato 50 years later—in this ebullient, elegaic novel of destruction and survival. "When I love someone, that person disappears," says Alessandro Giulani after having lost not only the objects of his expected early infatuations—the little girl, "whose ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kammbia1 - LibraryThing

This is an incredible, epic novel about a man looking back at his life and revealing his story to a young man. Mark Helprin is one of my favorite writers and A Soldier of the Great War is a must read for those who love language, storytelling, and fantastical adventures. Read full review

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User Review  - joegande - LibraryThing

What a wonderful story...I believe this would make an epic, classic so beautifully written and eloquent. I loved the characters and beautiful descriptions & visions of Italy that came into ... Read full review

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User Review  - BFiabane - LibraryThing

Probably my favorite book and one of very few that I've reread just to refresh the images and memories of my initial read almost 10 years ago. For any of us with any association with Italy during WW I, this wonderfully written story is a must read. Read full review

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

Not what I expected. Abandoned. Read full review

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