I've just finished "My Dear I Wanted To Tell You" by Louisa Young, and it's just breathtaking.
It's a WW1 story, but unusual in that it gives as much space to the experiences of women in the war (as nurses, etc) as to men. Blurb reads something like: what happens when your stiff upper lip is shot away? The author wrote this after researching her grandmother's work in WW1 at the groundbreaking maxillo-facial surgery unit at Sidcup. (Her grandmother was Kathleen Scott, widow of *that* Scott.)
So - other great war novels? (You could read that other way: "other Great War novels", or "other great war-novels".)
"bring on the be-tentacled oppressors" - fluffyllama
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For WWII, Connie Willis' "Blackout" and "All Clear" are both pretty amazing. Time travel and war and uncertainty.
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