The Forgotten Soldier

The Forgotten Soldier - Guy Sajer

One of the most powerful books I have ever read.

It brings home the horror and chaos of war like no other book I've come across.

It's a book that alters with the reader age and experiences - I first read it at 16 and loved the descriptions of war and the 'action', whilst still feeling shocked.

I read it again at 19 and couldn't believe that the person going through these terrible things was the same age as me.

I read it a third time at age 28 and was horrified that people that young had to experience and suffer these experiences - I'd imagine reading it as a parent or grandparent is even more powerful.

Every time I open this book, it still has the power to shock or to speak to the reader in a way I hadn't felt before. Life affirming stuff.