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When The Reaper Comes by John L. DeBoer

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October 7, 2019

There are some things in my childhood that I always loved, and one of those things was the classic adventure summer blockbuster film. These specific films were trendy in the 1990s and frequently had very distinct character arcs, portrayal in the culture, and ideas of good versus evil.

In…


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Science Fiction Thriller War

Our War – Craig DiLouie

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August 15, 2019

I want to thank the incredible team behind Craig DiLouie for asking me to read this book. I picked it up on NetGalley whom I also would like to thank for helping reviewers read books. “Our War” is a book that has some very significant relevance in the current…


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Historical Fiction War

The Lives Before Us – Juliet Conlin (Beata)

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April 12, 2019

The Lives Before Us is an interesting novel describing the fate of the Jewish immigrants who were lucky to leave Germany and Austria before WW2 began. The immigration, as it turned out, saved their lives. The destination place was Shanghai, one of the few places then that accepted Jews…


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Historical Fiction War

The Cellist of Sarajevo – Steven Galloway

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March 23, 2019

Defiance

The futility and horror of war are felt most acutely and despairingly when the young, the helpless and the innocent, bear the ultimate price. At 4 pm on 26th May 1992, in a war-torn Sarajevo marketplace, a mortar bomb killed 22 people, mostly women, as they queued for bread….


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Crime War

Colombiano – Rusty Young

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March 15, 2019

Animosity

I expected a documentary style book outlining the research and feedback Rusty Young had gathered from all the interviews and investigations he had in the region and with the real-life Child Soldiers. Not the case!

Colombiano is a novel styled book which is based on a fictional character, Pedro (probably an…


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History War

Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink – Anthony McCarten

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March 10, 2019

Emblematic

When we think of a strong leader we imagine them in control of their domain. What is truly remarkable about Winston Churchill is that heading into his darkest hour, he had to fight battles from all sides, obviously the German forces, but also from appeasers within his own party, Chamberlain…


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Crime Mystery Thriller War

I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

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October 15, 2018

If you want to be free, all you have to do is let go.
An incredible debut novel from an author better known for their screenwriting work such as Mad Max 2 and From Hell, Terry Hayes has delivered a gripping and genuinely unpredictable story that refuses to be boxed…


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Nonfiction War

Weird War 2 – Richard Denham

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September 3, 2018

Peculiar

Weird War 2 is a collection of totally disparate facts from World War II that range from horrific to humorous, and from recognisable to strange. Most are aimed at being at least slightly weird, and it does reinforce the saying that “truth is stranger than fiction”. The stories cover…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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