Ghost Road, The

Ghost Road, The

Book - 1995
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Publisher: London: Viking, 1995
ISBN: 9780670854899
Characteristics: 277 p.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Nov 03, 2016

*Read third* in Regeneration series

May 07, 2014

I've been reading about WWI at this time of anniversary & find Pat Barker's writing a bit difficult to follow, however, enlightening historically. War makers never pay attention to history. I wasn't 'that' interested in the sexual interests or actions & squirmed a lot. To each his own.

Dec 05, 2010

This should be read as the conclusion of the trilogy which begins in Regeneration and continues in The Eye in the Door. I think you'd miss too much if you read it alone. The entire trilogy is one of the best things I've ever read. It's moving, thoughtful and intelligent. The characters are British men - several of them poets (Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen), several of them gay - who fight in WWI and end up in a hospital being treated for shell shock. In the 1st book, the gov't is trying to paint Sassoon as unbalanced for his opposition to the war; still, he prefers facing the danger of the trenches with the men he leads to the hypocrisy he sees at home. The psychologist is a really interesting figure with a backstory of life in the south seas. Caring relationships, moral dilemmas, horrors of war, government manipulation, all beautifully written.

Feb 28, 2010

Depressing and really didn't catch with me.


Add a Summary

nadian Aug 21, 2010

The Third Book in the Regeneration Trilogy:
1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries to make sense of what, if anything, he has done to help these injured men, Prior and Owen await the final battles in a war that has decimated a generation...

-Taken from the back cover

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top