"Raw, violent, powerful and terrible... James Jones goes more closely into the animal feelings which battle excites than has perhaps ever been done before."
It is 1942. An American rifle company is sent to the island of Guadalcanal as the Japanese mount a desperate offensive aimed at establishing their superiority in the South-West Pacific.
James Jones tells the story of C-for-Charlie
company with graphic and unsparing realism.
"An indubitable masterpiece ... The Thin Red Line is among the very best novels written about World War II."
CHICAGO DAILY NEWS