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Landscape in Concrete Book Review Summary

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Towards the end of the war, Sergeant Gauthier Bachmann, a soldier in the German army is lost in the Ardennes Forest searching for his regiment. They had been in a battle and most had been slaughtered. Bachmann had been sent to the hospital and declared unfit for combat because of mental problems. Unwilling to accept this, he ran off and is now looking to rejoin his comrades. In the woods he meets a deserter. He takes him back to his unit, and tells them his story,but the officer is not willing to deal with him.

He is shipped off to Norway with a letter instructing the officers there to keep him for awhile and send him back. Before he can be returned, he is gulled by a Norwegian spy to help him blackmail the family of a partisan, and then kill them all. When Bachmann realizes the nightmare of what he has done, he recognizes that perhaps he really is insane. He decides to return to the hospital and see if they can cure him. When he gets there, he discovers that they had really found him to be sane in the first place.
This report prepared by Jack Goodstein








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, WW II

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia    -   Germany

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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