Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Battle Rattle by Brandon Davis Jennings @brandonsbass


Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Description:
For Derrick 'Vez' Vezcheck, dwell time – the period at home between deployments – is a different kind of battle. Swap enemies for civilian expectations and you get a sense of what Vez is up against: a patient and loving wife who’ll stick by him no matter what, a young daughter who’s a little too OK with seeing dad every six months, and a community that’s quick to thank him for his service, even if he himself has long forgotten what he’s fighting for.”

Author:
A veteran who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom, originally from West Virginia, Brandon Davis Jennings now lives in South Bend, Indiana with his family. For more, visit his website.

Appraisal:
Battle Rattle is a story that explores the cost of war off the battle field. Even if we've never been, the price paid by soldiers who do battle in injuries and lives is obvious. But what about the difficulties in making the transition back and forth from war zone to home? The price the soldiers pay as well as those around them and the struggles to work through for all concerned is explored in this short novel. If you're looking for a breezy read to escape the world for a few hours, this isn't the book for you, but if you're willing to bite off something more weighty and intense, this is a great choice.

Buy now from:    Amazon US    Amazon UK

Paperback: NO

Format/Typo Issues:
No significant issues

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl


Approximate word count: 25-30,000 words

2 comments:

Brandon Jennings said...

Big Al,
Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review the book. It means a heck of a lot.
Brandon

BooksAndPals said...

Thanks for dropping in, Brandon.