Saturday, January 2, 2010

Starting Off the Year With a 5 Star Review

The great folks at Speak It's Name started the New Year by posting a 5 star review for The Lonely War. This was the first time I've seen two reviewers collaborate on one review, but it worked perfectly and I couldn't be more thrilled at the result. It you have a minute or two, check it out at:

In part they said:
"I sometimes wonder why I like war stories so much, since I certainly don’t like war! Maybe it is because the well-written ones do so much to point out the futility and ultimate uselessness of killing each other; that being brutal and hateful is not the way to solve problems even when we are put up against evil people. But we persist. In The Lonely War, Chin makes us ask those hard questions again, framing them against the background of very real men caught up in extraordinary and terrible circumstances. He puts World War II on a human plane, which is, for the soldiers and sailors—men like Andrew—how it was fought. As I closed the last page, my heart ached for all of them.
I would suggest that a fitting resolution for 2010 is to put this book on your “must read” list—sooner, rather than later. It’s that good and Tish and I recommend it wholeheartedly."

Also, for anyone who's interested in kicking the tires, Carey Parrish at Web Digest Weekly has posted the first chapter of The lonely War. He will post one chapter a week for the next four weeks at:

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Shayla Kersten said...

Congrats on the fabulous review! I've added it to my TBB list!


AlanChinWriter said...

Thanks Shayla! Hope you enjoy. Feel free to keep in touch and let me know what you think of The Lonely War.
alan chin