I really enjoyed the book and enjoyed the intelligent writing, with it's scattered humour throughout - providing good comic relief from the horrors of war. I have included a quote below to illustrate the sort of dark humour that is used within the story.
"Billy coughed when the door was opened, and when he coughed he shit thin gruel. This was in accordance with the Third Law of Motion according to Sir Isaac Newton. This law tells us that for every action there is a reaction which is equal and opposite in direction.
This can be useful in rocketry." [Page 80]
My rating: (3.5/5.0)