Dec 07, 11
Read from November 27 to December 07, 2011
Another solid effort from a favorite author, filled with historical details that make it feel authentic. Michael Devlin, a kid from Brooklyn who enlisted in the Navy during the Korean conflict, is stationed in Pensacola, Florida, and falls in love with a woman there who teaches him about love and life and sacrifice. The characters are complex, and the action is lusty and at times violent. Layered over this is a commentary on various prejudices that were prevalent at the time. Not for the squeamish, or the prudish, but a very entertaining read.