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Johnny Don't March: a novel Paperback – March 13, 2015
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (March 13, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 253 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1506110118
- ISBN-13 : 978-1506110110
- Item Weight : 15.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.57 x 9 inches
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AND as an independent author myself who has scoffed at the added value of professional editing and cover art, Johnny Don't March has convinced me once and for all to the contrary. I would put everything about this book against anything the major publishing houses are churning out today. If there is a negative here it's that an independent author like Timothy Hurley probably won't be independent for very long. Johnny Don't March is icing on a body of work that is almost certainly destined to be recognized and remembered.
war veteran who tries desperately to return to a 'normal' life after active duty in Afghanistan. This vivid compelling story.is unflinching yet compassionate. A real sleeper of a novel! A must read for anyone who cares about the effects of war on the lives of our young men and women who everyday volunteer to put their lives in harms way.
Peviously known as a famed humor writer, Mr. Hurley has now turned serious author in this poignant and oh so riveting book "Johnny Don't March", an important novel. In my opinion as good as Sniper".
...Jan Marshall, author Dancin, Schmancin With the Scars- Finding the Humor No Matter What!
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This novel isn't just about that though, it's about a soldier's relationships with the people he cares for, it's about a soldier's coming home to a world that he feels alien to having experienced the rigours of action in Afghanistan. It's all about getting back to normal and resuming his former life back in Civilization. Read this and discover that the transition from "War Vet" to a civilian existence isn't simply a " Press and Click" procedure like a piece of self assembled furniture, that just doesnt happen.
The next time you take a look at a soldier coming home from War who appears to be fully intact you might consider the hidden consequences of his experiences by looking into his eyes. This book will urge you to do just that.
Timothy Hurley has written one cracking story of humanity and human strength and fragility.
Set against the background and consequences of 9/11, and around a serving U.S. soldier in 2013 Afghanistan, Timothy Hurley's main character, Specialist Nelson O'Brien gives us a roller-coaster insight to the reality of modern prejudices and warfare, and the ultimate human toll, yet recognising compassion and humility of those most affected.
If only those politicians could truly understand the unseen wounds that Hurley beautifully exposes to readers...
The struggle to separate reality from nightmares, and thrown into 'life' outside of active service, Nelson O'Briens relationships with family, friends and colleagues are similarly exposed.
Where life is an undesirable option and death comfortable to accept - a national / global callousness becomes apparent, that should leave all readers questioning the true price of war.
Hard to put down - a gripping read!