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I liked it. I can see how the other reviewer might think it was too intense, but I didn't. It's just a hard look at war, which is never pretty, told in a compelling way.

The multiple viewpoints take a while to get used to, as the scene switches from one battleground to another. But I liked it. It's like "The Illustrated Man" by Ray Bradbury in this way, and you do get to know the characters well enough without getting tired of them.

My only objection was the epilogue, which (I think) is some kind of symbolic life of Hemingway. I couldn't really understand it, though it too was very visual and intense.
02/09/2007