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The Thin Red Line 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


About the Author: James Jones

James Ramon Jones was an American author known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath.His wartime experiences inspired some of his most famous works He witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to his first published novel, From Here to Eternity The Thin Red Line reflected his combat experiences on Guadalcanal His last novel, Whistle, was based on his hospital stay in Memphis, Tennessee, recovering from his wounds Excerpted from Wikipedia.



10 thoughts on “The Thin Red Line

  1. 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


  2. says:

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


  3. 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


  4. 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 m


  5. 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 Highlan


  6. 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,


  7. 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 tur


  8. 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


  9. 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. 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


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