18 September 2011

Review: America Goes On - A Novella | Paul Salvette

* From the author for review *

This novella (short novel) follows the journey of a young veteran who spent time in Iraq and who has just recently become a civilian.  

He has no idea what his future holds, and so for now he is driving across the US while contemplating the past and coming to terms with what happened in Iraq.  He is visiting old friends and trying to make sense of American attitudes towards the US involvement in Iraq.  

However the highlight of the novella is definitely the ending.  This novella had an ending that caught me by surprise and I never saw it coming.  I hesitate to say it had a 'twist' because that will have readers searching for a twist from the beginning, but I was certainly impressed by the ending.  I'll say no more though, because I don't want to spoil the best part.

My rating = ***1/2

That's my four bucks!

2 comments:

Selwyn said...

I have to stop reading your blog while uni is still on - too many books to tempt me!

Tracey said...

Oh no, that's a little radical isn't it? I love having you here.

If you're tempted, just add the books to the TBR list for 'later', that's the whole point of the TBR pile isn't it? I've got a friend on GoodReads who has over 700 on her list, impressive!