The number of positive reviews this book received, and the fact that it's read by Dick Hill, convinced me to select this one despite having little interest in novels about war.
This book is as much about the characters as the war. The story moves along nicely but when the book ended it was my interest in some of the characters that made me want to buy the next book.
Too much teen introspection and too little action for my taste. I skipped two thirds of the book and was still able to follow the plot.
Although well written and performed, I found the main character far too self-satisified for my taste. I also did not expect such an explicit sex scene between the main character and his occasional lover, Jake, in what I initially thought was going to be a light mystery.
I should have read the reviews more carefully. I'm sure others will enjoy this somewhat self-consciously edgy novel, but it's not for me.
If you're a fan of melodrama or soap operas, you'll probably like this. I like neither and could only stomach one chapter.
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