Saturday, January 21, 2012

An Ice Cream War (1982)

An historical novel about the African front during World War I. If Boyd's first novel, A Good Man in Africa, was his Kingsley Amis novel, then this is Boyd's Evelyn Waugh novel. It works in places but not really as a whole. The far-flung characters and plot-strands, even when they came together in the end, never really connected thematically.

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