THESE HEROIC HAPPY DEAD: STORY LINE:
Author Luke Mogelson’s, These Heroic Happy Dead, has ten short stories highlighting the costs and effect of military conflict. Each story is different yet some intersect. These are intense stories which at times you will question what just happened.
THESE HEROIC HAPPY DEAD: CHARACTERS, PLOTTING AND DEVELOPMENT:
Author Luke Mogelson expertly shows the cost of war to our military personnel. As a result, this book is edgy and insightful as it demonstrates the effect of conflict on our military emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
More over, if you are looking for a book that has happy endings, this book is not for you. Each of the 10 stories will move you to think and ponder. Each story has a story of veterans that came home broken. Some of the injuries are visible, others are hidden below the surface.
Furthermore, Mr. Mogelson expertly paced and developed each of these short stories as he masterfully portrays the cost and effect of war. Each character came home wounded; some in body, others in spirit. Some of the stories take place in the conflict zones overseas, some occur in America. Each emphasizes the cost and effect of these conflicts on the human body, mind, and spirit.
This book will make you ponder the question: Is this the legacy of our generation? Will future generations look back and see a broken society which sent our brightest and best into conflict and left them to heal themselves in ineffective ways.
In summary, Author Luke Mogelson’s writing style is clear and concise. It is noteworthy to state, he has penned a book on subjects, most would ignore or refuse to confront. Hence, this book did not entertain as most books are designed to do; this book left me questioning our generation and the legacy we are leaving for future generations.
THESE HEROIC HAPPY DEAD: RECOMMENDATION: 4 STARS
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