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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Subtlety Gives New Novel Power

Title: The Blanket Hill Insurgency
Author:  Terry L. Wilson
Author’s website link: http://terrywilsonsite.com
Genre: General Fiction
ISBN: 978-1494759490
Reviewer’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Susan Ward originally for Amazon

In a very restrained, well written style this book brought back to me many things I haven’t thought of in years. In a thorough portrait of a group of friends attending Kent State in the 60s, we see the prior American culture first mingle with the emerging culture, the culture clash, the confusion over the world, and how truly random one’s destiny can be. Unlike too many authors, Terry Wilson Does Not over play a single card. Instead of rushing in and painting epic, romanticized tales of the 60s, he tells his tale simply and with great honesty. It is a story worth telling, worth reminding us all of, and a story that would have been diminished if told in any other way. The end surprised me, because I wanted to remain hopeful for the characters. Perhaps that is the greater message. That in all that happened during this period, there was great loss and we need be reminded of that. A worthy read I would highly recommend. Particularly to young adults.

 

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