A few of you asked me to do a bookreview on my latest read, No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien.
Both covers are, as you guys can see, very similar. I really like the art on the cover. The poppy representing the war, the soldiers representing the no man’s land. It’s a very thick book but it has only a bit more than 500 pages.
The Story= ( This next part won’t be straightforward ( sorry to all my teachers :p ) but a concurrence(? I don’t know if this is the right word) of all my thoughts and feelings… sorry about that!
When I was a bit younger, I really liked the books by JRR Tolkien. The hobbit, Lord of the Rings,.. where just amazing and just like Harry Potter they played a big part in my (reading life).
Unlike his grandpa, Simon really used looooooooooooong sentences. And that was a part I found very difficult about this book. Further on I got used to it. And I even got the feeling those long sentences got a bit shorter by the end of the story.
The story itself was just my cup of tea.
It was a lovestory with action and a great part of drama in between. It was a great story. Although I had the feeling (here comes an inside joke, don’t bother understanding if you haven’t seen the episode of the show 😉 ) that the Legends (from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) could arrive every time Adam was in the trench. That would have been so funny XD
I also liked the fact that the characters still where a bit open if you know what I mean. Simon gave them a lot of characteristic but we still had the possibility to fill in the rest of their life, appearance,… and that is one of the parts I really love about a good book.
My favorite moments in the book (not in that order)
- The first time Seaton came back home
- When Brice confronted Adam about looking at Miriam
- Cartwright, he made me think of a butler from another story but I can’t remember which one.
- Adam’s friendship with Rawdon
- Adam’s mom (may she rest in peace) and her love for music.
- When Adam stood up to Madam Vale and told her he wanted tot marry Miriam
- The fact that Adam got the chance to study in a time like that
- The first football game
- Ernest who stood by Adam through thick and thin.
- (near) The ending of the book: Chapter 40…It was a very dramatic scene.