In the first frantic year of World War 1 London, Jan Strang, the son of a Swedish timber merchant and Lucy Green, daughter of a suburban postmaster become lovers, marry and live with Jan’s cosmopolitan parents. Jan introduces Lucy to a new world of experiences and temptations. But then Jan goes off to fight.
When he returns from his stint as a Second Lieutenant on the Front Line, Lucy quickly discovers he has become a very different man from the one she married: wounded, battle-scarred and hooked on morphine. Can Lucy’s love, faith and inner strength heal his deepest wounds?
With a host of memorable characters, including the scruffy terrier Tinker, the ultimately optimistic Anaesthesia takes us on a gripping atmospheric journey from a London in confusion in 1915 over to Belgium and France and back again to a war-weary Britain. One is left wondering which is the real battle: the one in Europe or the battle of love over addiction.
Anaesthesia: a story of love, war and addiction is a unique, compelling and entertaining historical novel that will delight as well as thrill readers for many hours. Never before have I read a book like Anaesthesia because the book is a historical fiction novel but laced with very real elements that will move its readers. The story laced between the pages of this book is one that captivated me from the beginning, to be honest even the description of the book fascinated me, so that is why I have to recommend that all of you lovely readers read Anaesthesia because I promise that you will not have read anything like it before!
Anaesthesia is a book unlike anything I have read before; never before have I read a book with so much poignancy that compelled me to read the fastest I ever have. Anaesthesia can only be described as the kind of book that is addictive; it is addictive because you will find yourself always thinking about it when it is not in your hands and you will long to read it and immerse yourself in it thanks to the captivating story.
Anaesthesia: a story of love, war and addiction is a poignant, incredible and memorable novel that laces historical themes throughout it that will move its readers from start to finish. The reader in Anaesthesia will be taken back to the year 1915 and we will meet Jan. Jan is the son of a timber merchant and like all men during this time, he felt under pressure to enlist. However, he finds some refuge when he marries his girlfriend Lucy. But soon Jan does enlist after mounting pressure and from this comes many complications. Jan becomes injured and these injuries spur an opiate addiction; something all too familiar at the time. The reader will then follow Jan and Lucy on their moving journey which is full of ups and downs and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational Anaesthesia.
The story of Anaesthesia is incredible, and I applaud the exceptional author Adrian Horn for putting a twist on the genre and making it unique. The fact that the story is so original and unique and incredibly entertaining at the same time shows us that Horn is a talented wordsmith who knows how to be creative and brazen with his thoughts and think outside of the box. I adore how Horn took risks with Anaesthesia; this is incredibly hard to do and even harder to pull off, so it is safe for me to write that I adore Horn’s literature!
The story of Anaesthesia is quite simply amazing, amazing however is just one of the words I would use to describe Anaesthesia as it is so much more than this. It is a moving, sometimes heart-warming, addictive and entertaining novel that will have you compelled as well as captivated from the start.
As Anaesthesia is a brilliant, mesmerizing and thrilling story that will take you on an incredible journey I, of course, have to award this excellent book five stars! So please, if you are looking to get lost in a historical tale like no other, then read this book because you will not regret it!
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