James Jones Reading from The Thin Red Line
From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2
The Thin Red Line,Jones’ second war novel, is set in Guadalcanal and is notable for its explicitand harrowing depiction of battle. As in FromHere to Eternity, its characters are enlisted men and officers who feeltrapped in a situation they can neither control nor often understand. The bookis a telling commentary on the violence done to soldiers, as well as by them.