The Ghost Road

The Ghost Road

Large Print - 1995
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The third volume in Pat Barker's remarkable trilogy, The Ghost Road brilliantly explores the pathos and human cost of World War I through the lives of two men divided by class, but sharing a mutual respect and empathy. One is Lieutenant Billy Prior, cured of shell shock by famed psychologist Dr. William Rivers; the other is Dr. Rivers himself, consumed by the moral dilemma of restoring men to health only to send them back to the battlefield.
Publisher: Boston : Compass Press, c1995.
ISBN: 9781568953809
1568953801
Characteristics: 255 pages (large print) ;,24 cm.

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sderaaf
Nov 03, 2016

*Read third* in Regeneration series

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IV27HUjg
May 07, 2014

I've been reading about WWI at this time of anniversary & find Pat Barker's writing a bit difficult to follow, however, enlightening historically. War makers never pay attention to history. I wasn't 'that' interested in the sexual interests or actions & squirmed a lot. To each his own.

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emerynan
Dec 05, 2010

This should be read as the conclusion of the trilogy which begins in Regeneration and continues in The Eye in the Door. I think you'd miss too much if you read it alone. The entire trilogy is one of the best things I've ever read. It's moving, thoughtful and intelligent. The characters are British men - several of them poets (Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen), several of them gay - who fight in WWI and end up in a hospital being treated for shell shock. In the 1st book, the gov't is trying to paint Sassoon as unbalanced for his opposition to the war; still, he prefers facing the danger of the trenches with the men he leads to the hypocrisy he sees at home. The psychologist is a really interesting figure with a backstory of life in the south seas. Caring relationships, moral dilemmas, horrors of war, government manipulation, all beautifully written.

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Darrelln
Feb 28, 2010

Depressing and really didn't catch with me.

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nadian Aug 21, 2010

The Third Book in the Regeneration Trilogy:
1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries to make sense of what, if anything, he has done to help these injured men, Prior and Owen await the final battles in a war that has decimated a generation...

-Taken from the back cover

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