Saturday, March 3, 2018

Something About Ann by J Everett Prewitt

This is an anthology of stories about soldiers who served in Vietnam.  I try to avoid remembering this war because two friends died during the war.  One on the tour of duty and one committed suicide after coming home.  It's easy to see the damage war does to people.  Some people hide it but it never goes away...

The author shared a copy of his book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

These stories focus on the survivors.  They're the walking wounded who are being as functional as they can now that they're back in world and away from war.  The stories are sobering but they aren't really sad.  Even those that don't have much hope aren't hopeless.

Reading this will give you some insight into what our service boys of today are facing.  PTSD is a common ailment nowadays.  Be nice to soldiers and respect them.  War is hell.

There's even a tale of romance in the collection.  Enemies of the past find they aren't so different after all.

All in all, there's probably a story that will resonate with you here.  They are varied, just like people are.  Even if you have bad memories from the war, this was well worth the read.

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