That They May Face The Rising Sun - John McGahern

Admittedly, it took me quite a few pages to begin to get interested in this novel, but once I did, I found it quietly absorbing. It helped that I kept a running list of every name mentioned in the story, and took other notes. It's probably the sort of novel that provides great rewards if you read it with close attention, but not otherwise. You can see my detailed analysis of it in my journal entry.