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Regeneration
Regeneration | Pat Barker
"The trilogy is trying to tell something about the parts of war that don't get into the official accounts" –Pat Barker The first book of the Regeneration Trilogy and a Booker Prize nominee In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim. One of the most amazing feats of fiction of our time, Regneration has been hailed by critics across the globe. As August 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, this book is as timely and relevant as ever.
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CarolynM
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Book - Regeneration by Pat Barker
Author - Robertson Davies
Movie - Romauld et Juliette
Food - Raspberries

#ManicMonday #LetterR

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Ellen_C
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Excellent novel about WWI set at Craiglockhart Hospital — an asylum for soldiers suffering shell shock. This novel is based on poet Siegfried Sassoon‘s stay there for his objection to the war. The treating doctor Rivers is also a real person. First in a trilogy, nominated for Booker Prize. Can‘t wait to read the rest. https://cannonballread.com/2018/09/not-just-another-wwi-novel/

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vivastory
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So far I've only read the first book of Barker's Regeneration trilogy, but I loved it. Siegfried Sassoon, poet & war hero, is sent to a hospital to be mentally evaluated & "rehabilitated" after he declares his fellow soldiers have become #ToySoldiers
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Cinfhen Sounds really fascinating ~ took screenshot for hubs! 11mo
vivastory @Cinfhen I hope he likes it! 11mo
BarbaraBB I read them all and they are so good. And sad... 11mo
Moray_Reads I think the other two are even better than the first 11mo
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Finally read it . This copy is a bind up of Barkers 3 WWI novels,quality paperback book club.Remember them?What a stunning novel!It takes place at Craiglockhart War hospital, Barker interweaves characters based on real people such a Siegfried Sassoon & psychiatrist W.H.R Rivers with fictional characters to illustrate madness,duty & class in the conflict & carnage that the Great War brought.The U.S. book,from 1920,Part of my WWI collection. 2 to go

CarolynM I loved Regeneration so much, but I've never read the other two. I had just finished it and started The Eye in the Door when I first became pregnant. Every time I sat down to read I felt sick. I thought the book was too confronting in my delicate condition so I stopped. Of course it was actually morning sickness. The association is so strong every time I have picked it up to try again I feel sick - even 22 years later! I'll get there one day😂 11mo
LeahBergen I remember QPBC! I have a Penguin 3-in-1 of these novels on my TBR. 11mo
Leftcoastzen @CarolynM it is amazing how a book or song can take you back to a specific time ,place, event.Sounds like it might be tough for you to ever read the other 2!😀🤢 11mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen good old QPBC ! My volume made it through many moves and purges , about time I got to it. 11mo
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vivastory
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After publishing a declaration condemning the aimlessness & pointless slaughter of WWI, soldier poet Siegfried Sassoon is sent to an asylum for a mental health assessment. His psychiatrist, Dr. Rivers while sympathetic to Sassoon & his other patients, is conflicted between his professional duties & the demands of the government. One of the most powerful & convincing war novels I've ever read. Full of gallows humor, outrage, compassion.

LeahBergen Will you be reading the other two in the trilogy now? 1y
vivastory @LeahBergen Yes! What was your favorite? 1y
LeahBergen @vivastory I haven‘t read them yet! I recently picked up a 3-in-1 volume because I was pretty sure I was going to love them. 😆 1y
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vivastory @LeahBergen I'm pretty sure you will. The third one won the Booker & the first one was nominated. 1y
rohit-sawant Terrific review! 1y
BarbaraBB This was such a great trilogy! 1y
Moray_Reads @vivastory @LeahBergen the second and third volumes are even better than the first. My favourite is 1y
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vivastory
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CarolynM I loved this book so much when I read it. Enjoy! 1y
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I‘m not usually a fan of WWI/ WW2 fiction. However Pat Barker writes about Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, amongst other real people and brings them together in a work of harrowing fiction. This novel shows the long lasting effects of war and how real people tried to cope. It forms part of a trilogy and they‘re all well worth a read!

Nikki15 @Bookworm-Bobbie I absolutely loved this trilogy! It‘s beautifully written about a subject which is so far from that. 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie @Nikki15 me too! I read it years ago and it‘s stayed with me. 2y
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Nikki15
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Love this whole trilogy!

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LeslieO
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Can't forget The Great War. I haven't read as much WWI as WWII but I loved this trilogy. Anyone have any other suggestions for WWI?fiction or nonfiction. #war #maybookflowers

LeslieO Thank you, @writerlibrarian! I've been looking at that one. Seems very ambitious, for me anyway! 2y
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Jas16
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After reading and loving Regeneration years ago, I picked up this volume of the entire trilogy for $1 at a book sale. It has sat in a kitchen cupboard ever since. I will read someday. I promise. #war #maybookflowers

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AndiP74
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Heart-rending and powerful

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TrishB
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#authorwhosharesyourname
So, we both have the same full name - Patricia Barker 😀 though I've never been called Pat! Also, her's is her married name and I didn't change mine when I got married.
I'm also ashamed to say I've never read any of her books, though this is in one of the piles somewhere.

shawnmooney Cool! Her war trilogy's been on my TBR almost since that war ended… LOL 2y
TrishB @shawnmooney 😂😂 yep 2y
Moray_Reads @TrishB @shawnmooney The Regeneration trilogy is amazing, I honestly can't recommend it highly enough! 2y
Balibee146 I loved the Regeneration trilogy. Fantastic writer :-) 2y
TrishB @Moray_Reads @Balibee146 I may have to bump up the tbr pile now, thanks 😀 2y
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Kimberlone
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First #onewordtitle book I could find on my bookshelf. I have the next in the series The Eye in the Door on the shelf, too, still #TBR! Definitely recommend #Regeneration if you like WWI era novels. #Riotgram #day3 #bookriotchallenge #february

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4 stars
Set in 1917 in a hospital for soldiers suffering from shellshock, we meet Wilfred Owen starting off with his poetry, but it's the doctor treating the soldiers who I found most interesting - seeing how treating the soldiers effects him so greatly.

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Lyrik
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"A hundred years from now they'll still be ploughing up skulls. And I seemed to be in that time and looking back. I think I saw our ghosts."
- Wilfred Owen, Chapter 8

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writerlibrarian
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As wonderful as I was told it would be. Close to the line but never becoming voyeurism. It's real people, living in a time in history which was a daily nightmare for the men and women on the front line. This is shown to us with an economy of words. Pulling you into a narrative style, slow down your reading, enjoy the pace the author set and feel the despair of these young in age but not in mind and body, who went through hell, time and again.

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writerlibrarian
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This set is a good example of my interests. Mysteries, romance, art history, ancient history, WW1. The one book that is not like the others is the tarot book. That's part of the research for the story I'm working on. My favourite of the bunch is Regeneration. One of the most important novel I've read on WW1. #septphotochallenge #shadesofblue

RealLifeReading Loved Regeneration! 3y
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LouRead
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Whose great war?

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