Critic from : aztec on the book Au revoir là-haut
of Lemaitre Pierre
Title : Au revoir là-haut
Even if this book seems to be published only the day before the century birthday of the begin of the Great War 14-18, in order to get the prize, indeed, it deserves its Goncourt prize. From the beginning we are fully with the protagonists in the trenches, we believe that we live there, and we die with them. The novel is well organized, on a style that seems light, but fair, and we can't prevent ourselves to know the next pages, and the end. The events linked to the mercantile abuses on the cemettery and exhumations seems to be real, much more than the swindle with the Death's monuments, a bit exaggerated. You must read this book.