|Plot Summary of They Die With Their Boots Clean|
|"Set mostly in England in 1940 or 1941, this slim novel is Kersh's tribute to the Coldstream Guards, an elite British military outfit with whom he served during that period. Although war (the First and the impending Second) and the Germans surround the story, there really isn't any battle on stage here: Most of the book describes the transformation of average British guys into fighting trim during their basic training, although we hear the stories of old vets from wars past as well. The vast majority of the text is dialogue, in various British dialects. It's a portrait of a people, as well as a close look at how armies are built."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of They Die With Their Boots Clean|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- WW II
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- fort/military installation
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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