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I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller
Terry Hayes
Legends of King Arthur: Idylls of the King
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Norton Anthology of Poetry
Mary Jo Salter, Margaret Ferguson, Jon Stallworthy

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Penguin Classics)

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Penguin Classics) - Jon Silkin, George Walter, Various It is difficult for me to know what I should be reviewing here: the poetry within or the entire collection? I would give the poetry five stars, for it is an absolutely fantastic collection of poetry that can never be stopped in telling the gruesome truth of War and All. It also features poetry by women, which is something I have never encountered in modest amounts before. Thus meaning that as a collection, they have done well in picking those which capture the very essence of feeling.

But the way the book itself sets the poetry out is dismal. It runs in order of how the War panned out, yes, but that is as far as it allows. There is no contents page to let you know even where those of this order begins and ends and the introduction is tiresome. Considering this is from Penguin Classics, I am disappointed with that.