Friday, December 7, 2012

Book Buzz: Injured Reserves by DC Bourone

Injured Reserves“If you like fine prose, buy this. If you like being immersed in a strange world, buy this. If you read the sample, well, you’ll buy it anyway. Then you’ll tell your friends. ~ Joe Mcnally, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Injured Reserves by DC Bourone which is a novella of 16K words with a rating of 5.0 stars on 14 reviewes. Injured Reserves is a “haunting story that will stay with you for a long time”. DC Bourone has crafted a literary masterpiece with prose that gives vivid details and leaves the reader gasping at what they just read. Injured Reserves is not your normal fiction book. Take a look at the review comments on this page. Better yet follow this link to Amazon and read all of the reviews. You will quickly find that these are not the normal reviews that you find with books. The reviewers comments are written with emotion caused by their experience of reading Injured Reserves. The book also contains chapters 1-4 of Wet or Dry.

“This short but powerful story stimulated a wide range of emotional response from me — a reader who rarely finds substantial emotional response in my typical reading – and I am still trying to work out why it had such an effect.” ~ Quinn, Amazon Book Review

“because this story is so beautifully and honestly and, yes, brutally told that in 16K+ words I’ve had an experience that leaves me shaken and, surprisingly, strengthened.” ~ ToniD, Amazon Review

A Sample From The Book: Billy’s men carried grimy Eurail passes and multiple perfect passports, cheap kiosk Nokias with priceless chips, carbon steel Sabatier butcher knives with blades filed to a five-inch wedge, greased with lip balm and tucked into waxed cardboard sleeves. They carried ancient Browning High-Power and Tokarev pistols in their belts and drooping pockets full of magazines, PK machine guns in their duffels with a hundred-round box on the gun and two spares in their messenger bags. Weapons scavenged from the basements and arsenals of a sullen Europe always ready for the next war, weapons as tried and true as a best dog and completely anonymous, identities they could peel off like a scab..… Read more on Amazon.

About the Author: A great deal can be said just with a list of favorite books. If you haven’t read William Gibson’s Neuromancer and the Sprawl trilogy, take a look. No one before or since has managed that degree of divination and language. Truly beautiful work. Martin Cruz Smith also a joy. Nelson DeMille. Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain. Colleen McCullough Rome series for the stories, Michener likewise. Greg Bear, Frank Herbert, Bruce Sterling…

If you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably noticed in the samples that I write “for sound,” or how the words might reveal themselves if read out loud.
This is a tremendously time-consuming endeavor, but perhaps not a voluntary choice. A common theory supposes that the structure and rhythm of the sonnet compel the writer to examine all possible solutions to a story, I suppose the same theory might apply to me.
Very hard to write what cannot be “heard.”
If you like this work, know that you are supporting a kind of experiment, and have already helped it on its way.
Thank you,
Things to like: a quick wit, and slow to anger. A desert from the shade. Mountains in the sun. A horse in a sprint. Good working dogs. An anvil that does not rock, a hammer that does not chip. An obsidian Clovis point, next to a railroad watch. Nightforce, Hensoldt, and Swarovski scopes. Anything made to last. Almost anything made by hand. A woman’s voice, softer than mine.
What not to like: Try not to bother much. We’re just passing through. And there is. So much to like.
“I’m not a prolific reviewer, this being only my second review on Amazon, yet I couldn’t walk away from this without giving the author a virtual pat on the back.” ~ Mike S. Elton, Amazon Review
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