Redeployment

This is a collection of stories about the Iraq War written by a US Marine Corps veteran. They’re not combat stories; very little fighting is described. What Phil Klay is after is the psychological toll of being a soldier in (such) a war. These are stories of people coming back home; dealing with survivor’s guilt; …

Uncommon Type

Tom Hanks is a fine actor (a lot better than his success gives people reason to deny); an interesting producer (From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers); and now it turns out he can write. Very well. I don’t know whether the stories in this book would have been published if they hadn’t …

Flight

I don’t know what the pull is when it comes to horses and danger, but any story that combines them has me hooked right then and there. Dick Francis thrillers; Stacy Gregg’s The Island of Lost Horses and Darby Karchut’s Del Toro Moon; even the Australian World War I film The Lighthorsemen – it doesn’t …