Pink Mist

Pink Mist Review

Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. School friends still in their teens, Arthur, Hads and Taff each have their own reasons for enlisting. Within a short space of time they return to the women in their lives (a mother, a wife, a girlfriend), all of whom must now share the psychological and physical aftershocks of their service.

A work of great dramatic power, documentary integrity and emotional intensity, Pink Mist uses everyday yet heightened speech to excavate the human cost of modern warfare. Drawing upon interviews with soldiers and their families, as well as ancient texts such as the medieval Welsh poem Y Gododdin, it is the first extended lyric narrative to emerge from the devastating conflict in Afghanistan.

Title:Pink Mist
Edition Language:English

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    Pink Mist Reviews

  • Pouting Always

    A drama written in verse about three British boys who join up the army and are sent to Afghanistan that explores the aftermath of warfare and the effect on those who they left behind. The poetry part ...

  • Elyse Walters

    Owen Sheers is a Welsh poet and novelist. I was intrigued with his novel "I Saw A Man". It created controversy among readers......for many good reasons. I knew I wanted to read Owen Sheers again. "Pin...

  • Lin

    My heart aches, my eyes cannot stop pouring rain and I just cannot tell you how much this book touched me.It deals with very heavy topics such as grief, war service it just aghhhIt was amazing you guy...

  • Kailyn Kausen

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. I don't read plays/screenplays often, and I didn't realize this was going to be one - but I was surprised to find that I could follow the story without those d...

  • Philippe

    "Pink mist. That's what they call it. When one of your mates hasn't just bought it, but goes in a flash, from being there to not. A direct hit. An IED. An RPG stuck in the gut. However it happens you ...

  • latner3

    The futility of war and its consequences. Heartbreaking and poignant.Powerful and harrowing.Needs to be read by everyone.Wilfred Owen,Owen Sheers,consecutive intervals both saying the same thing.And ...

  • Rosanna Threakall

    This is perfect in every way.It's on a theatre tour in the UK atm...GO. Never cried at a play/book/radio play all in one before hahhaa. ...

  • Sid Shead

    Brilliant. There is nothing glamorous about war. ...

  • Emily

    I got through this in one sitting, late at night, whispering it aloud after having heard Owen Sheers read from it at an event. Pink Mist is definitely a poem that you get most out of by hearing, and I...

  • January Gray

    A must read. Very enjoyable and sad and heartbreaking all in one......