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↠ Islands of Silence: A Novel ↠ Martin Booth
Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM By Martin Booth

Islands of Silence is the story of the young Alec Marquand, who in the summer of 1914 has just graduated from college with a degree in archaeology He has been hired by the lord of a remote country estate in the Scottish Highlands to survey the ancient Stone Age brochs that lie on his property Once there Alec comes upon a small island which is called Eilean Tosdach the IIslands of Silence is the story of the young Alec Marquand, who in the summer of 1914 has just graduated from college with a degree in archaeology He has been hired by the lord of a remote country estate in the Scottish Highlands to survey the ancient Stone Age brochs that lie on his property Once there Alec comes upon a small island which is called Eilean Tosdach the Island of Silence What Alec discovers on that island changes him forever And just as Alec makes his amazing find, he is shipped off to war a war he does not want to fight, but one in which he ends up as a medic aboard a ship ready to storm the beaches of Gallipoli.A brilliantly crafted novel in the tradition of All s Quiet on the Western Front and The Ghost Road, Islands of Silence is a tour through one man s hell in search of a path for redemption.
  • Title: Islands of Silence: A Novel
  • Author: Martin Booth
  • ISBN: 9780312268046
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover

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Hugh Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
This was a book I found in a sale many years ago, but became one of my favourite novels a moving and powerfully written book contrasting the experiences of an ex soldier numbed by war memories and a semi wild girl found on a remote Scottish island, and the different silent worlds they inhabit.
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Jim Puskas Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
I will not assign any rating to this book because either I failed it or it failed me, I m not sure which It seemed to me that Booth was trying to tell five or six stories at once, none of them successfully I applaud his attempt but for me it just didn t work I very quickly lost interest in what was happening or had happened or might have happened to the protagonist I finally stopped at Chapter 12 and went back to the beginning to get my bearings, skipping ahead, trying to pick up the threads, co [...]
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Howard Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
What a surprise and a fantastic book I had trouble getting started but I wasn t prepared for the style, after about 60 pages I figure it out and was taken away One of my favorites and the best read since Shadow of the Wind After I finished I was thinking of the girl and really thought I may have seen a ghost or her spirit in my room She is yours gives me goose bumps still.
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amy Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
A little overwrought but successfully spooky and affecting battle scenes hardly battles, though, that implies some kind of agency on the part of both sides Relentlessly flashes present past present past, alternating by chapter.
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Jeanne Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
Martin Booth is a gifted story teller, or I guess I should say was I am always saddened when I discover a new author, only to find out he has died The silence is expressed on several levelsry complex, lots to think about.
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Lizie Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
An intriguing story, well written The book opens with the main character in a catatonic state living in an asylum where he quietly observes life around him Each alternate chapter reveals a bit of his life story and why he has ended up in this state.
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Nancy Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
Interesting story weird main character He was extremely frustrating, but what a life story A little confusing, war scenes are horrible.
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Rose Neild Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
What an amazing novel, so beautifully written lots of emotions read it if you liked atonement.
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Darcy Jun 14, 2021 - 00:08 AM
thoroughly surprised me how much I enjoyed where this book took me.
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Islands of Silence: A Novel By Martin Booth Islands of Silence is the story of the young Alec Marquand, who in the summer of 1914 has just graduated from college with a degree in archaeology He has been hired by the lord of a remote country estate in the Scottish Highlands to survey the ancient Stone Age brochs that lie on his property Once there Alec comes upon a small island which is called Eilean Tosdach the IIslands of Silence is the story of the young Alec Marquand, who in the summer of 1914 has just graduated from college with a degree in archaeology He has been hired by the lord of a remote country estate in the Scottish Highlands to survey the ancient Stone Age brochs that lie on his property Once there Alec comes upon a small island which is called Eilean Tosdach the Island of Silence What Alec discovers on that island changes him forever And just as Alec makes his amazing find, he is shipped off to war a war he does not want to fight, but one in which he ends up as a medic aboard a ship ready to storm the beaches of Gallipoli.A brilliantly crafted novel in the tradition of All s Quiet on the Western Front and The Ghost Road, Islands of Silence is a tour through one man s hell in search of a path for redemption.

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