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17 November 2014

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Charles Dekle

TTG,
I just read the review and downloaded the book to my Kindle.
Thanks,

Imagine

T Rex's with robot hands and guns. What is there not to like?

Nightsticker

TTG,

Just ordered paperback.

Nightsticker
USMC 1965-1972
FBI 1972-1996

shepherd

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It's on my list.

oofda

It could also be an Allosaurus!!

steve colton

TTG-
Thanks! Just downloaded it to my iPad and halfway through the first chapter.

Jack Hanson

Hello all,

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts if you have anything to share.

Thanks to TTG for reviewing and the Colonel for sharing said review.

Fred

I'm looking forward to reading this one.

David Habakkuk

TTG,

Thanks for that. I have had my nose to the grindstone with other matters, but will now certainly order Jack Hanson's book.

You write: 'There is a lot more to learn about these soldiers, both the newbies and old veterans, and the worlds they live in.'

A basic point of which the modern intelligentsia seems largely to have lot sight is that we are story-telling creatures. It is the lack of curiosity about stories about other kinds of people -- be they soldiers, tribesmen, Russians, Chinese, or whatever -- among people who make decisions in Washington or London that is one of the things that most frightens me, and also puzzles me.

Ironically, one of the first stories I read about soldiers and tribesmen was written by a woman -- the 'Eagle of the Ninth' by Rosemary Sutcliff, the crippled daughter of a British naval officer.

It may have been that this early schooling was part of the reason why, when making a programme about Zimbabwean politics back in 1979, I found the inability of most people in London to cope with the central importance of tribalism so difficult to understand.

The notion that 'national' allegiances are somehow more 'natural' than 'tribal' baffled me then, and still does.

Jack Hanson

Anyone can tell thats obviously a bladejaw and certainly not a fang hunter.;)

Fred

Jack,

Unlike TTG I didn't have an entire week, only a cold half-snow half rain kind of Saturday, which fueled by hot java and a comfortable couch has just sped on by. I a second TTG's praise.

Jack Hanson

Fred,

I am glad you enjoyed the story. Personally, hinting at the back history and the "off scene" events that occur were some of my favorite parts.

Of those, the conversation between the two Khajali before they begin dueling and Cheera going from ward nurse to grizzly bear maternal berserker are scenes I keep thinking back to.

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