Injured Reserves (Kindle Single)

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The Story:  Six men have recovered a stolen nuclear device.They only have to move it another hundred yards.What could go possibly go wrong?PLEASE READ:   If you found this story through the Gehriverse, Injured reveals the source of the last of The Six Sisters (retrieved by a Gehr, for the Gehrs) and thereby will lend additional meaning to "The Soldier's Son." This work is also an exercise in "compression"--the purposeful layering of as much precedent text as possible in each passage and chapter.  Relevant subsidiary and/or precedent texts would include Norse skaldic, Homeric, and other forms of verse derived from oral traditions. If you are accustomed to modern reading material you might reasonably find this story and style unfamiliar, inaccessible, or abstract. If you choose to comment please understand this story would not properly be considered as "entertainment," and might best be judged as a kind of experimental prose."A transcendent war story, part novella, part epic poem. The language israw and glorious. The story will break your heart and lift your soul..." --Jan S. Strnad"...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..."REVIEWS"...it occurred to me that Spielberg's opening scene in Saving Private Ryanwas filmed in such detail because you had to show something like that,you couldn't write it down. Nobody is capable of conveying it in words.Mr. Spielberg, meet DC Bourone who could have saved you ten minutes and ahundred million if you'd just panned a camera across a scrolled text ofInjured Reserves."--Joe Mcnally"There is a beautiful beach in Injured Reserves, no doubt postcard-pretty in actuality but rendered deadly beautiful by DC Bourone. On that beach there is a horrific battle, described with aching precision...I don't read much in the war-story category. The few that I have read--Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun, Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels--I consider masterful.  Injured Reserves belongs in that company."--Toni Dwiggins"The bar just notched up. After reading Injured Reserves I wanted to go back to every book review I ever wrote and notch everything down a peg, because DC Bourone just raised the bar for everyone. Injured Reserves is a war story about a battle on a beach. Which is like saying that The Old Man and the Sea is about a guy who goes fishing..."--Jan S. Strnad

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Bargain Book Finds Injured Reserves (Kindle Single) The Story:  Six men have recovered a stolen nuclear device.They only have to move it another hundred yards.What could go possibly go wrong?PLEASE READ:   If you found this story through the Gehriverse, Injured reveals the source of the last of The Six Sisters (retrieved by a Gehr, for the Gehrs) and thereby will lend additional meaning to "The Soldier's Son." This work is also an exercise in "compression"--the purposeful layering of as much precedent text as possible in each passage and chapter.  Relevant subsidiary and/or precedent texts would include Norse skaldic, Homeric, and other forms of verse derived from oral traditions. If you are accustomed to modern reading material you might reasonably find this story and style unfamiliar, inaccessible, or abstract. If you choose to comment please understand this story would not properly be considered as "entertainment," and might best be judged as a kind of experimental prose."A transcendent war story, part novella, part epic poem. The language israw and glorious. The story will break your heart and lift your soul..." --Jan S. Strnad"...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..."REVIEWS"...it occurred to me that Spielberg's opening scene in Saving Private Ryanwas filmed in such detail because you had to show something like that,you couldn't write it down. Nobody is capable of conveying it in words.Mr. Spielberg, meet DC Bourone who could have saved you ten minutes and ahundred million if you'd just panned a camera across a scrolled text ofInjured Reserves."--Joe Mcnally"There is a beautiful beach in Injured Reserves, no doubt postcard-pretty in actuality but rendered deadly beautiful by DC Bourone. On that beach there is a horrific battle, described with aching precision...I don't read much in the war-story category. The few that I have read--Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun, Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels--I consider masterful.  Injured Reserves belongs in that company."--Toni Dwiggins"The bar just notched up. After reading Injured Reserves I wanted to go back to every book review I ever wrote and notch everything down a peg, because DC Bourone just raised the bar for everyone. Injured Reserves is a war story about a battle on a beach. Which is like saying that The Old Man and the Sea is about a guy who goes fishing..."--Jan S. Strnad https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31NCxL3cZJL._SL160_.jpg
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