Thursday, September 05, 2013
Review: The Yellow Birds: A Novel
The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4.5 stars, really, since I did stay up until 3:30 reading this last night.
It's so beautiful and poetic in the writing, which contrasts so much with how hard a subject it was to read. I loved the way the two time periods went back and forth and that the ending really did surprise me quite a bit. I think I liked this one a bit more than Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, though they were close in terms of my love for them. Between these two and the non-fiction The Long Walk, I'm on a war streak.
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