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Thin Red Line, The de James Jones
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Thin Red Line, The (1962 original; edició 1985)

de James Jones (Autor)

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They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company. "Mad" 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, SSgt. Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them, infantrymen in "this man's army" who are about to land grim and white-faced on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal. This is their story, a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back. In the days ahead some will earn medals; others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad, and the living from the dead, in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war.… (més)
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Títol:Thin Red Line, The
Autors:James Jones (Autor)
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The Thin Red Line de James Jones (1962)

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"The Thin Red Line" is James Jones’ follow-up novel to his epic success "From Here To Eternity". Following the same Army Platoon “Company C for Charlie” James Jones moves the story from the Hawaiian Army base to the famous battle of Guadalcanal, for the soldiers first experience of warfare. Most of the characters are new in this sequel. As you will soon discover, there is a huge turnover of soldiers for a multitude of reasons.

James Jones illustrates within this story there is a thin red line between life and death, honor and greed, leadership and bully tactics, right and wrong, love and hate, and compassion and cowardice.

Each of the soldiers in Company C experiences their own pain, glory, heartache, fear, courage, and sometimes total confusion. My husband’s second cousin was a psychiatrist during WW II and he once explained to me that his original intention was to be a medical Dr. but his services were desperately required for helping traumatized soldiers experiencing "shell shock" and he ended up dedicating his entire career to psychiatry. Little was known about Post Traumatic Syndrome during WW II.

This novel is much harder to digest than the graphic visual presentations of war scenes in movies because James Jones takes you inside the minds of various soldiers - consciously living their thoughts, dreams (nightmares), insecurities, depression, and feeling of hopelessness. Not knowing who would be the next to die. Not knowing when the war would ever end. Not having the strength or energy to continue fighting, even thought there is no other alternative but to lay down and die.

This is the story of just one battle, the soldiers of one platoon - up close and personal. All the characters are fictional, but the plot is based on James Jones personal experience during WW II.

Rated 5 Stars August 2021

The final volume of this trilogy (Whistle) takes place at a VA hospital - thus, the reader gets to experience a different side of the war, and once again, a different group of characters of Charlie Company. ( )
1 vota LadyLo | Sep 18, 2021 |
Jones deploys a narrative tone crucial to his presentation of modern warfare in The Thin Red Line. Casual and familiar, the reader is immediately welcomed among characters like family, some friendly and some not, a communal perspective that Jones uses to peer into various experiences unfolding in two or three weeks of ground combat. At times the fear of what the soldiers face is sobering and all-encompassing, but not always. There are personality conflicts and squabbles, valorous intent and careless greed. The narration typically employs a knowing sarcasm: that criticism only plausible coming from an insider, never flippant or light-hearted, and comic only to describe the absurdity of the circumstance.

Events don't cover the entirety of WWII, instead describing a complete circuit of infantry actions, from bivouac to support maneuver, coordinated attack to chaotic retreat, sudden break in hostilities to scheduled R-and-R. In an author's note, Jones clarifies that Guadalcanal is his inspirational reference, but he imagines an entirely new set of terrain and combat movements, overlapping with no actual battles or historical combatants. The novel opens in media res and closes on the cusp of another deployment, the clear implication that what unfolded will repeat several times over the course of the war.

The novel's peculiar achievement lies in focusing not on a particular character, or even small group of soldiers, but in telling the story of an infantry outfit. Jones provides a (partial) Regimental Table as Dramatis Personae, useful not only in clarifying the various ranks and assignments, but also as reminder it is C Company's biography (specifically) that is told here. The resulting drama is achieved as a sort of mass effect, layering the individual personalities, skills, shortcomings, and prejudices into collective history. (One subtheme concerns the relative unimportance of individuals, that war is about "not individuals but numbers", about "mathematics"; another, an abiding preoccupation for avoiding responsibility for any harm befalling a fellow soldier. So: not so much a refusal to be accountable, as concession that tragedy is unavoidable, and the best hope is to not personally contribute to that dismal outcome.) In the end, very few individuals remain, but their places have been taken up by others, and we know the next campaign will look very similar to what came before.

One day one of their number would write a book about all this, but none of them would believe it, because none of them would remember it that way. [510]

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I recall the film & television adaptations of Jones's From Here To Eternity broadcast several times over the major networks, leaving the vague impression of a wartime soap opera. Having read The Thin Red Line, I've revised my expectations of that book. In particular, I will keep an eye out for Whistle, Jones's novel of (some of) these characters after returning home.

A Table of Organization; and, sheet music for "Don't Monkey Around With Death". The lack of any maps typically would be egregious in such a closely-described sequence of military encounters and mobilizations; here, it's thematically appropriate. ( )
2 vota elenchus | Mar 7, 2021 |
Set in Guadacanal with the US fighting the Japanese.

Reminded me very much of The Naked And The Dead by Norman Mailer, it is definitely contemporary with that in terms of style and sentiment. From there it is not a great leap to Catch 22 except this isn't a funny book. I guess you'd call it gritty.

The author was in this fight and place and that comes through so clearly. As one of the older generation that has never had to go to war, the horrors are truly animated in this book. I'd be terrified, as were most of the characters in this book. There's no glory here, futility and luck come to the fore.

Although this was based on his experience, it reads like fiction, by that I mean that it flows and is coherent. All up a brilliant book. ( )
1 vota Ken-Me-Old-Mate | Sep 24, 2020 |
Brilliant book adapted into an equally brilliant movie. ( )
  easytarget | Feb 6, 2020 |
Er gebeurde veel in dit boek, en toch ook eigenlijk niets.

Normaal heb je, als je eenmaal goed in een boek zit, wel een of meerdere 'helden' of favorieten. Dat overkwam me in dit boek niet echt.

Dit verhaal is verzonnen, maar toch geeft het wel de gebeurtenissen weer die de auteur zelf heeft meegemaakt in deze slag.

Het was een lange ruk om dit te lezen. Of moet ik zeggen, te beluisteren, want ik had dit boek als een audioboek gelezen. Misschien dat een echt boek van papier of e-ink me beter was bevallen. Het deed namelijk veel af aan het verhaal door de manier waarop sommige dingen werden verteld. Zo leek het mij alsof de verteller van het verhaal niet goed Engels kende, waarop sommige woorden en namen nogal vreemd over kwamen. Kon ook niet langer dan 15-20 minuten luisteren. ( )
  EdwinKort | Oct 18, 2019 |
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They are the men of C-for-Charlie Company. "Mad" 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, SSgt. Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl. Fife, and dozens more just like them, infantrymen in "this man's army" who are about to land grim and white-faced on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal. This is their story, a shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back. In the days ahead some will earn medals; others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad, and the living from the dead, in this unforgettable portrait that captures for all time the total experience of men at war.

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