Friday, August 3, 2012

A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

Barnes & Noble

Set at a boys’ boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.A bestseller for more than thirty years, A Separate Peace is John Knowles’s crowning achievement and an undisputed American classic.

The main character, Gene, was whiny and annoying. I'm not sure why this is a classic.

The narrator of the audiobook was very breathy, which was quite distracting. I kept waiting for him to take his next breath. 

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