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'The Dust That Falls from Dreams' by Louis De Bernieres: EW review

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The Dust That Falls from Dreams

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Louis De Bernieres
publisher:
Pantheon
genre:
Novel

We gave it a C-

This tale of English life before, during, and after WWI features little new material. De Bernières juggles a large cast, but their quirks seem forced, their plotlines haphazard. Even worse, the novel suffers from a hodgepodge of perspectives (first and third person, plus letters, diaries, poems, and prayers) and a self-conscious writing style. C–