|Plot Summary of Regeneration|
Dr Rivers is researching the mental effects of war at the Craig Lockhart Institute where he meets Sassoon, poet and concientious objector. Will his patients be permanently damaged by war, or will they be able to overcome
their difficulties and achieve 'regeneration'?
This synopsis report prepared by bonzai
The first in this trilogy, “Regeneration” by Pat Barker is an impressive read.
Barker bases her book on actual facts, the relationship between an army psychologist at the
British hospital at Craiglockhart and noted anti-war activist and poet Sigfried Sassoon.
It is a gripping story of the poet's struggle with his own conscience, his obligation as a
British citizen of gentry, and his relationship with friends and acquaintances who were
instrumental in his life. Barker clearly shows us the agony and the tragedy of this senseless
war where untold numbers of young men were slaughtered (on both sides) for reasons that
are more egocentric and political rather than just and humane. Barker went on to win the
Booker Prize for the third installment of this powerful trilogy.
This synopsis report prepared by Bill Hobbs
|Chapter Analysis of Regeneration|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- conduct in war
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
Battle with a psychiatrist
- War, WW I
- infantry soldier
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Lot of foul language?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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