Truly magnificent. The imagery and precise writing brought this story to life. War transforms people in ways that are incomprehensible on many different levels. Thank you for this.
A little too violent for me; in fact, I almost quit reading when the staged violence began. However, curiosity propelled me to the end, and how glad I was to finish. Novakovich has the remarkable ability, like Jack London did, to see life for what it really is. I haven’t read an author with such a profound capacity to understand causes and effects of character since reading The Sea-Wolf. London’s character Wolf Larsen said this about humanity: “It is like yeast, a ferment, a thing that moves and may move for a minute, an hour, a year, or a hundred years, but that in the end will cease to move. The big eat the little that they may continue to move, the strong eat the weak that they may retain their strength.” When political correctness mandates compassion for one person at the expense of another, violence is always the victor at the cost of victims, such as the unborn. I would like to know Mr. Novakovich better. Thank you for holding my interest to the end.