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War Stories

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Paperback, 362 pages
Published July 15th 2010 by Createspace
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Byrne Fone

Reviewed by Christopher "Kit" Moss

5 out of 5 stars

An author who can take a terribly familiar story, like the Iliad, and bring it to life so vividly and compellingly that a sated reader feels all the passion and poignancy of the retelling deserves whatever lauds s/he can get. That is easily the case with Byrne Fone's War Stories.

Fone starts by proving himself a master storyteller. He recounts the events of the Trojan War through the war stories told by numerous characters, fa
Laura Gill
The bare bones of a good tale are here, but obscured by many typos and a distracting present-tense voice. There are also some factual errors: Antilochus was not Nestor's only son, but had two brothers, Thrasymedes and Aretus, who also fought at Troy; coins did not exist in the thirteenth century B.C., when the Trojan War traditionally took place, nor was iron in use. If the author would consider going back and revising, correcting, and polishing this book, it would be much better.
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BYRNE FONE has written three novels in the Trojan Trilogy, "War Stories," "Trojan Woman," and "Achilles: A Love Story." His other books include "The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature," A Road to Stonewall: Homosexuality and Homophobia in British and American Literature," "Masculine Landscapes: Walt Whitman and the Homoerotic Text," "Homophobia: A History" and "Historic Hudson: An Architectural ...more
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Achilles: A Love Story ( A Gay Novel of the Trojan War) Trojan Women: A Novel of the Fall of Troy Homophobia: A History American Revolution: A Gay Novel War Stories: The Trojan Trilogy

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