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Alfred Day wanted his war In its turmoil he found his proper purpose as the tail gunner in a Lancaster bomber he found the wild, dark fellowship of his crew, and most extraordinary of all he found Joyce, a woman to love But that s all gone now the war took it away Maybe it took him, too Day

About the Author: A.L. Kennedy

Alison Louise Kennedy is a Scottish writer of novels, short stories and non fiction She is known for a characteristically dark tone, a blending of realism and fantasy, and for her serious approach to her work She occasionally contributes columns and reviews to UK and European newspapers including the fictional diary of her pet parrot named Charlie.

10 thoughts on “Day

  1. ·Karen· ·Karen· says:

    Ms Kennedy should have a category of her own with different coloured stars, or the option to have the stars squared, 3D at the very least She s a writer who expects a lot of her reader, and I like that The opening chapter of this novel is a struggle, even the second time round it s not a smooth ride, no familiar easy ground, nothing recognizable, nothing we can sort into easy catego

  2. Fionnuala Fionnuala says:

    Reviewed in 2012I like books about heroes, unassuming heroes, the quiet ones who never get promotion, never get awards for bravery Alfred Day, turret gunner in a bomber squad during WWII is one such hero, a man of huge and noble courage who is constantly beset by his own personal armoury of fears and terrors I also like books where authors take risks and experiment with voice But the a

  3. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    Enough about war already or not.At a time when we re all sick of hearing about and seeing the consequences of war this is a book about war well worth reading At 15 Alfred Day lies about his age and joins the RAF as a gunner to get away from his violent father and his small Midlands town that threatens a lack luster life and escapes to see the world or at least bomb it one target and missi

  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    Even though I ll soon be celebrating the 50th anniversary of my arrival here in Australia, I still feel an inordinate sense of British pride in the WW2 achievements of the RAF Those young men who took to the skies against Nazism are heroes to me, as they were to beleaguered Britain, fighting alone while the rest of Europe had capitulated and her American allies were still clinging to isolati

  5. Jane Jane says:

    The first 80 or so pages were a real slog, and I almost ditched it numerous times, feeling that I was working way too hard for too little reward and even too little basic understanding of what the hell was going on The only things that kept me going were the many reviews here that warned that reading the beginning was a lot of hard work, but promised that it would all be worth it in the end The

  6. Laurie Neighbors Laurie Neighbors says:

    Technically, a brilliant example of how to write a researched novel But also brilliant in so many other ways as well I had started the book once before and found it a bit cold But on this second attempt, I trudged through the early emotional distance and let Kennedy shape me into a slobbering, empathetic mess in the final fourth of the novel Just as I like it.

  7. Bettie Bettie says:

    A.L Kennedy winner of 2007 Costa Book of the Year Award Dedication THA M RAN AN SOOpening Alfred was growing a moustache A.L Kennedy winner of 2007 Costa Book of the Year Award Dedication THA M RAN AN SOOpening Alfred was growing a moustache

  8. Miss Bookiverse Miss Bookiverse says:

    Had to read this for uni I never would ve picked it up on my own because a story about a WWII pilot just doesn t lie in my zone of interest Even though I did appreciate the writing style here and there, I didn t care about the story or the protagonist Also, for a story that is ultimately about love and how having someone you care about and who cares about you is what can pull you through terrible events

  9. Emer Tannam Emer Tannam says:

    Why did I read this book I told myself that I d never read another book about the first or Second World War, and yet I picked up this book It was nothing I hadn t read before, and at times the style of writing was confusing and annoying Never again.

  10. DebsD DebsD says:

    I started thisthan once, finding the early pages confusing and difficult to follow, not being pulled in by it at all but the many glowing reviews convinced me to keep trying Was it worth it Well, yes the writing is technically good and the main character is complex Is it something I d be recommending to others Well, no It never did really grab me, I m afraid Perhaps the somewhat broken narrative is supposed t

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