Review: The Things A Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt

The Things A Brother Knows
by Dana Reinhardt
Rating ***
Read 7/29/2013

I really dug the STORY but I hated every minute of the first person, present tense. It nearly ruined the book for me, because it kept intruding into the narrative. I get why people think it contributes to the immediacy, the import, but oh, man do I hate hate hate it.

That being said, I did like the exploration of how a family member’s military service in wartime affects the family left behind, and how reintegrating into that family after one’s service is over can be problematic and fraught with all sorts of peril.

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