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The Thin Red Line Kindle Ð The Thin  Kindle - They are the men of C for Charlie company Mad st Sgt Eddie Welsh, Pvt st Class Don Doll, Pvt John Bell, Capt James Stein, Cpl Fife, and dozens just like them infantrymen who are about to land, grim and white faced, on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal This is their story, a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back In the days ahead, some will earn medals, others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad and the living from the dead in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war Foreword by Francine Prose Brutal, direct, and powerful The men are real, the words are real, death is real, imminent and immediateLos Angeles TimesA rare and splendid accomplishment strong and ambitious, spacious, and as honest as any novel ever writtenNewsweekA major novel of combat in World War II reminiscent of Stephen Crane inThe Red Badge of Courage The Christian Science Monitor The Thin Red Line moves so intensely and inexorably that it almost seems like the war it is describingThe New York Times Book Review


10 thoughts on “The Thin Red Line

  1. mark monday mark monday says:

    A true masterpiece and one of my favorite novels Although it has all the realistic, gritty detailing that any novel recounting World War 2 Guadalcanal should have, it is so muchThe reader will indeed learn which gun is which and which rank is which They will understand what needs to happen to take a hill They will know what a crowded ship full of men will smell like They will come to understand the practical int


  2. David Putnam David Putnam says:

    Really enjoyed this book The voice was great and the descriptions really put me in the time and place Highly recommend.


  3. Ursula Ursula says:

    I saw the 1998 movie version of this book in theaters when it came out I remember that I was completely mesmerized and transported by it It was a movie about war unlike any I d ever seen before it was mostly quiet and internal Walking out of the theater, I found out I was pretty much alone in my enjoyment of it people all around me said it was slow, boring, pointless I mention this because I think the movie version pr


  4. Igor Ljubuncic Igor Ljubuncic says:

    I really love James Jones s books As a former military man, he brings the story of war in such vivid color that you don t get from any thousand blockbusters Think Saving Private Ryan Then toss that into a bin Completely not like that There s melancholy, there s sadness, there s mad happiness in what s essentially total despair and chaos.Don t expect a happy ending, only a bitter sweet one Don t expect miracles, because t


  5. Joe Krakovsky Joe Krakovsky says:

    The heroic stand of the of the 93rd Highlanders against the Russian cavalry in the Crimean War in 1854 was referred to as the thin red line At a time when the standard infantry formation was a square when defending against charging cavalry, the Highlanders in their bright red jackets spread out in a thin red line so the enemy could not bypass them.This story starts out in WWII with troops waiting their turn to board landing


  6. Drew Drew says:

    I had the same reaction to this as I did to From Here to Eternity, which is to say that the beginning was so irritating that it almost made me put it down, but I ended up glad that I didn t I haven t read too many other books that were written around this time, but the prose style in this seems lackluster Yeah, there are some poetic bits, but there are also bits that seem really lazy In the first handful of pages, for example,


  7. Manray9 Manray9 says:

    I found The Thin Red Line by James Jones a disappointment The literary technique was pass , the characters unappealing, and the prolonged episodes of navel gazing and angst ridden obsessing over myriad slights real and imagined rather tedious Jones s long windedness turned a 300 page story into a volume of 500 pages I understand the book s appeal in the climate of 1961, but it has not withstood the test of time It rated a weak Th


  8. Kevin Kevin says:

    War is hell I first came across James Jones novel with the Terrence Malick film released in 1998 In that year there were two amazing popular war films released, the other was Spielberg s Saving Private Ryan I liked them both However the Terrence Malick film was thephilosophical and held a deeper meaning than that of Spielberg, but both are different films, different theaters of war and different messages It has taken me twenty years


  9. fourtriplezed fourtriplezed says:

    See my review on From here To Eternity I thought that this would be a let down after that wonderful book but had no issues at all Fine book indeed Now to try and force my self to read the final book of the trio.


  10. Megan Openshaw Megan Openshaw says:

    If I saw this in a bookshop, the likelihood is I d walk straight past it without a second glance I have little to no prior experience with war writing I m not sure whether to count The Book Thief something like this isn t the kind of thing I d normally read, but I m so glad I did I won t go into too much detail about the plot no spoilers , but the basic premise of the novel is that it follows a group of US troops, C for Charlie Company ,


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