Topic: Books I'm Reading
I read all the time, the good and the bad. Currently I seem to be selecting titles that
will be easy to read and perks my interest. To that end I am reading or have read three novels
of the military genre. I didn't plan that, it just came out that way. I am not a military devotee,
I wasn't really a very good military type when I did my four years it seems a century ago. But
here they are:
ARTICLES OF WAR. A short novel by Nick Arvin, a man who has not ever been in the service, so
I guess you don't have to experience something to write about it. It is about the second world war and a young man's experiences to it, and the insanity of war. It is not exactly a cautionary tale, but more reporting on the day to day happenings from an eighteen year old boy who wonders what he is doing here and the fear he must learn to use to his advantage to survive it all.
HOMEFRONT. By Joel Rosenberg. A novel set in Minnesota and North Dakota about a man and his
old war buddies from the Vietnam war trying to protect a daughter of one of their band of brothers. It has the small town closeness that we all sometimes yearn for in a town where you don't lock your doors at night and a plot that intends to set things right the only way they know how to, by using their skills learned in the old war. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Violence is at a minimum even though it is omnipresent at times. This is the first I have read of Joel Rosenbergs stuff, but I think I will read another.
PRIDE RUNS DEEP. An out and out adventure story about submarines and their crews in WWII,
Written by R. Cameron Cooke. Published in paperback, did you know they cost eight dollars a pop now? it is quite enjoyable with familiar plots of sailors at war under the water. How they can stand being in a boat under the water puts me into fits of clausterphobia just reading about it. Enough said, it is a good read. I enjoyed it.