Monday, 22 April 2013

#Orangeberry Book Review - The Violent Season by Ray Gleason

The Violent Season by Ray Gleason
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am not a big fan of war movies or books but I love history and this book strikes a perfect balance between drama, storytelling, emotion and facts. The author says the book is fiction but as you read it, there seems to be too much emotion between the lines for it to be fiction. And yet some of the incidents are so out of this world, you tell yourself these are the fiction bits.

So many times throughout reading this books, all I could think of was Tom Hanks. The story and the way it is told back to you seems to be a cross between Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump. Awkward and yet powerful enough that you will never forget this story once it has touched you.

I don't think this was an easy book to write but male or female, something in this book will capture your attention. Kudos to the writer for sharing his story.

Would I recommend this read? Oh yes, definitely.

Overall assessment:
Content: 5/5
Editing: 4/5
Formatting: 4.5/5
Pacing: 4.5/5
Offensive content?: PG13 to PG15 onwards for theme and content.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.

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