- File Size: 2037 KB
- Print Length: 13 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 6, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B016AX0TR4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,284 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Spoils of War Kindle Edition
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This is an all around great short story. The prose is crisp and descriptive without ever being overblown and boring, the observations about combat read as though the author has "been there." The characterizations are spot on. There really isn't anything not to love about it. I'm going to go and buy his next one.
I look forward to the novels he says he is writing in the description.
It moves quickly, even for a short story, from one scene to the next and the characters are filled in nicely giving you an idea about who they are, why they're doing what they're doing, and a bit of inner monologue. The scenes are described in detail but not in a wordy way, and there are plenty of places where you'll find yourself asking questions as the plot carries you along.
I think what I liked most is that the characters don't tell you everything. Like real people, there are things they keep to themselves, and things even they don't know until their lives unfold. Too many authors try to tell you everything right up front instead of allowing the story to unfold organically, again, like life.
Even my 15 year old wished it was a longer work when we read it as part of our literature lesson last month. He wanted to know more of the story... with the twists and surprises it delivers we all did.
Bonus points for making me look up the word "epicanthic". Recommended.