The London Train – Book Review

[…] it was remarkable, he thought, how little mark the tumult of inward experience leaves on the external shells we inhabit. – from The London Train, page 315 – Paul is grieving the death of his elderly mother and feels oddly detached from his wife, Elise, and their two small daughters. When he gets a…

Wrecker – Book Review and Giveaway

They couldn’t control him and so they gave up trying. But neither could he control them, and he, too, came to understand this, and the shimmering tentative thing that stretched between them those first days thickened into something workable, something like love in overalls, love with a spade in its hand. – from Wrecker, page…

Small Wars – Book Review

The outrage of the collective frees the individual  to commit terrible acts. – from Small Wars, page 141 – In the quiet times, when he thought of the siege on Pappas’s mountain camp and its conclusion, he felt doubt, like a betrayal, shadowing him. Hal had known these things happened in wars; he had thought…