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This one is about 'The Souls of Dead Soldiers are for Blackbirds, Not Little boys', which is in Agog! Ripping Reads:

Ben Peek’s “The Souls of Dead Soldiers are for Blackbirds, Not Little Boys” clearly has the catchiest title in the collection. The novelty value of the title, though, belies an intelligent, carefully crafted story of an underground world and a distant war, and a mysterious set of letters. Peek’s setting is both original and convincingly demonstrated, his characters are believable and sympathetic. Unlike some of the author’s other work, this story is gently evocative rather than sledgehammer-like in its tactics, but it nevertheless has some thoughtful things to say, both about war and about the people it affects.


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Subtle as a sledgehammer? Me? Gosh. Could he (being Ben Payne (benpayne)) be referring to something like 'Mono'? Ha! Anyhow, I love it cause it's true.

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girliejones
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
It's a Ben Peek marathon!
benpeek
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
luckily i don't have anything else to be reviewed, otherwise people would be getting real sick of it. heh.
girliejones
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
I got one more older one but its not a priority!!
benpeek
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
cool beans :)
girliejones
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
and then, you know, you should write more stuff
benpeek
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
hey, i got three or four things, plus a novel, lined up for this year. i'm good for this year :)
girliejones
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:42 am (UTC)
heh...
benpeek
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
the sad thing is, this is quite true. i'm thinking about 2008 now.
girliejones
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
well thats how it goes
ex_benpayne119
Feb. 22nd, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
Heh. Actually, I was thinking of "R"...

:)

benpeek
Feb. 22nd, 2007 09:43 am (UTC)
yeah, that's a subtle bit of writing, that ;)
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