No Man's Land (Free E–pub) ´ Simon Tolkien


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characters No Man's Land 107 Simon Tolkien Ö 7 download review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Simon Tolkien Ale Hall an opulent paradise compared with the life he has been used to before But he makes an enemy of Sir John’s son Brice who subjects him to endless petty cruelties for daring to step above his stationWhen love and an Oxford education beckon Adam feels that his life is finally starting to come together – until the outbreak of war threatens to tear everything apa. So an embarrassing full literary disclosureI have never read any of The Lord of the Rings books so I have no first hand knowledge of JRR Tolkien s writing abilities but the popularity of the series speaks for itself Many have praised this debut novel by Simon Tolkien JRR s grandson as worthy of the Tolkien name in the literary worldWhen this novel came across my desk for review the last name of course immediately captured my attention and I was eager to see what the novel was about Obviously the Tolkien name carries a lot of clout in the literary world but I wondered if this new author would be able to live up to the famous family nameThe title and cover imply that it s a WWI period novel so right there it was an easy yes I ll review the novel response Edwardian era and WWI England are a sure way to my literary heartThis novel has so much to offer readers I was certainly impressed with Tolkien s ability to compose a well written and historically detailed novel To me writing a war time novel is sometime the most difficult because war is often a depressing subject There needs to be a balanced mixture of historical facts and authenticity with a little bit of hope within the story as well Tolkien nailed itThis book was inspiring but yet echoed not just the tragedy of the era but the cruelty of life but yet there was still hope because it is a rags to riches story set against the Great War I absolutely loved following Adam s storyWhile it took a little time for me to get into the book after an accident that changes Adam s life happens Then things really started to pick up for me and once I was into the book I couldn t put it down This is one of those books that will make you cry and cheer all at the same time Tolkien s attention to detail especially when it comes to character development and historic detail was superbI cannot say enough good things about this book Well written moving powerful and memorable I have no doubt Simon Tolkien has done Tolkien name justice His writing and story telling abilities are wonderful and this historic details are well researched with an echo of truth What a great way to kick off my 2017 readingSee my full review here

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characters No Man's Land 107 Simon Tolkien Ö 7 download review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Simon Tolkien Ught to an end by a tragedy that sends him north to Scarsdale a hard living coalmining town where his father finds work as a union organizer But it isn’t long before the escalating tensions between the miners and their employer Sir John Scarsdale explode with terrible conseuencesIn the aftermath Adam meets Miriam the Rector’s beautiful daughter and moves into Scarsd. See this and other reviews at Inspired by the real life experiences of his grandfather JRR Tolkien during World War I Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension period detail and stirring action ranging from the sharply divided society of northern England to the trenches of the Somme I must have read that line three times before glancing at the rest of the description on Simon Tolkien s No Man s Land I m a World War junkie anyway but Tolkien s life is a brilliant story and I couldn t resist the idea of seeing it brought to life by the iconic author s own grandson I ll grant I was a little wary of the fact that Simon s protagonist reuired a name change but I was otherwise optimistic so I tracked down a copy and jumped inUnfortunately the reality of what I discovered didn t rise to the level of my admittedly inflated expectations I mean no offense to either the author or the many readers who ve praised his work but No Man s Land simply didn t work for me I m in the minority here so feel free to throw my opinions to the wind but I found both the pacing and prose insufferably dull and struggled with the harsh perspective afforded through inadvertent comparison to Ken Follett s Fall of GiantsI read the books only months apart and despite obvious differences in size and scope there is a noticeable degree of overlapping plot between the two I tried to disassociate and judge on individual merit but when push comes to shove I have to admit that Follett is the stronger writer and that Tolkien s approach to the same material left me wantingIs it fair to judge a book this way Probably not Will my admission ruffle feathers There s a chance Do I care Not a whit I ve great respect for the author s ideas and intention but I can t see myself recommending No Man s Land to fellow enthusiasts of either Tolkien s subject or genre

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characters No Man's Land 107 Simon Tolkien Ö 7 download review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Simon Tolkien From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot dark seams of a Yorkshire coalmine to the exposed terrors of the trenches Adam Raine’s journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern worldAdam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune His impoverished childhood in the slums of Islington is bro. Adam Raine is a poor London boy who moves north to the coal mining district with his father after his mother is killed in an accident during a workers strike More tragedy awaits Adam but because others see a certain spark in him good fortunate comes to him as well and he is offered a better life and a chance for an education That is all derailed as WWI begins and nearly all the young men of the town enlist Those who survive the battle of the Somme July 1 November 18 1916 one of the bloodiest battles in human history will find their lives changed forever There are excellent depictions of Edwardian society and the class struggles of the time such a huge dichotomy between rich and poor But most unforgettable are Tolkien s depictions of what the soldiers went through on the battlefields and trenches of the Western front days of intense boredom followed by days of unimaginable fear when the battle commenced Yet they had the courage to do their duty and follow orders sometimes performing great acts of courage and bravery sometimes committing abominable acts One could make the case that Tolkien s characters are stereotypical the fainting maiden the brave officer the foppish younger son the invalid mother the callous lord of the manor but I loved them all and they are stereotypes because they are so true to life For those who enjoy historical fiction about WWI this book is for you I kept remembering All uiet on the Western Front as I read told from the German soldier s point of view Perhaps this novel will take its place with this and other classic war stories I was fortunate to win this fine book in the Keep Turning Pages group s monthly giveaway Thank you Doubleday Simon Tolkien is the grandson of the famous JRR Tolkien Obviously great writing talent runs in the family

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    No Man's Land (Free E–pub) ´ Simon Tolkien Simon Tolkien Ö 7 download review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Simon Tolkien 45 What a beautifully written but devastating book this journey into a man's life Following Adam from his youth in London to the coal mines in Scarsdale and to the trench warfare and the Battle of the Somme this is an epic tale on a grand level The details the prose the characters their struggles their hopes and their dreams are all revealed with a personal touch We come to know some of them so well it felt as if at times I was right with t

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    No Man's Land (Free E–pub) ´ Simon Tolkien Adam Raine is a poor London boy who moves north to the coal mining district with his father after his mother is killed in an accident

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    review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Simon Tolkien Simon Tolkien Ö 7 download characters No Man's Land I did not enjoy reading this so I cannot give it anything but one star Seriously I groaned every time I picked it up I in no way take the lofty stance that my review is a judgment of the book; it just expresses my personal reaction to it I wi

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    No Man's Land (Free E–pub) ´ Simon Tolkien review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Simon Tolkien Thank you to Doubleday and Keep Turning Pages for this novelAdam Raine goes from poverty to wealth Poverty in all it's forms and barrenness bu

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    characters No Man's Land review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Simon Tolkien Simon Tolkien Ö 7 download See this and other reviews at “Inspired by the real life experiences of his grandfather JRR Tolkien during World War I Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension period detail and stirring action ranging from the sharply divided society of northern England to the trenches of the Somme”I must have r

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    No Man's Land (Free E–pub) ´ Simon Tolkien characters No Man's Land So an embarrassing full literary disclosureI have never read any of The Lord of the Rings books so I have no first hand knowledge of JRR Tolkien’s writing abilities but the popularity of the series speaks for itself Many have praised this debut novel by Simon Tolkien JRR’s grandson as worthy of the Tolkien name in the literary worldWhen this novel came across my desk for review the last name of course immediately captured my attentio

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