This is an intriguing story, gripping from the first page to the last and full of sorrow, happiness, kindness and heartbreak. The book shows the cruelty as humanity as they make other human beings suffer but in sharp contrast to the resilience of the race.
As any soldier knows, the war does not end on the battlefield, and Mr. Thomas, a veteran, clearly hammers that point home in his narrative. Sammy Parker, the protagonist, suffers throughout his life from events which happened to him during the war and keeps battling his inner demons and going over hurdles which never seem to stop being tossed at him.
Maybe because of my history and/or my upbringing, this book really touched me. I grew up near the area where much of the story took place (even though I was not familiar with the specific places) and my military background also evokes memories. It is obvious that writing Pegasus Falling was a labor of love for Mr. Thomas, whose experiences jump out of the page, and his family is very proud of his efforts.
The characterization is fantastic, the people in the novel feel real, warm, and flawed. This is an extraordinary vivid novel which combines love and history while not shying away from politics.
I am looking forward to reading the other parts of the trilogy.
- 348 pages
- Publisher: Acute Angle books (March 26, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0956229913