February 22nd, 2007

benpeek

Review: 'The Souls of Dead Soldiers are for Blackbirds, Not Little Boys'

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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.