ASIN : B08XDZCJ4Q
Publisher : Mike Bond Books (May 4, 2021)
Publication date : May 4, 2021
Language : English
Praise for MIKE BOND
“Master of the existential thriller” —BBC
“One of the 21st Century’s most exciting authors … spellbinding readers with a writing style that pits hard-boiled, force of nature-like characters against politically adept, staccato-paced plots.” —Washington Times
“One of America’s best thriller writers.” —Culture Buzz
“A master of the storytelling craft.” —Midwest Book Review
“Bond never loses the reader’s attention … working that fatalistic margin where life and death are one and the existential reality leaves one caring only to survive.” —Sunday Oregonian
“One of the best thriller writers, in the same league as Gerald Seymour and Frederick Forsyth.” —NetGalley
“Mike Bond is not only an acclaimed novelist… His intellect and creativity dance together on the pages, braiding fiction into deeper truths about ourselves, our nature, our government, our history and our future.” —Where Truth Meets Fiction
“Bond touches on the vast and eerie depths that lie under the thin crust of civilization and the base instinct within man to survive.” —Nottingham Observer (UK)
“Mike Bond’s books are a national treasure.” —Art Zuckerman, WVOX
“Bond uses his gift for fiction to teach us hard truths about religion, human nature, and warfare.” —Masterful Book Reviews
“A highly distinctive writer.” —Liverpool Daily Post (UK)
A decade that transformed America
The Sixties shook America to its foundation – the assassination of an idealistic young president, a tragic and unpopular war, a battle for civil rights, a cosmic clash of riots and burning cities, and an explosion of sex, drugs and rock’n roll.
For four young people, the Sixties is a decade of promise and freedom. For orphaned Troy, it’s the joy of living with his new family and exploring the world of flight and outer space. For Tara, the girl he loves, the power of song as she evolves into a rock’n roll star. For his new brother, Mick, a football hero and rebel, a time to question everything, including the fast-growing war in Vietnam. And for Daisy, the girl Mick loves, a chance to fight for equality, join the Peace Corps, and expand her study of the human mind.
America is the first of Mike Bond’s seven-volume historical novel series, capturing the victories and heartbreaks of the last 70 years and of our nation’s most profound upheavals since the Civil War – a time that defined the end of the 20th Century and where we are today.
Through the wild, joyous, heartbroken and visionary lives of four young people and many others, the Sixties come alive again, as do its questions: what is life? What is freedom? What was lost, what was won?
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I received a copy of America
for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation made for this review.
Written as a coming of age story, America takes the reader through the sixties. It is written with the same quality feel as some movies, such as, Stand By Me or Now and Then. There is no heavy exposition to “set the mood” and the story doesn’t drone on. Simply put, the book is about life.
I struggle with historical fiction and, to be honest, the Sixties aren’t a well represented decade in fiction. The usual storyline deals with drugs, the Manson Family, or Woodstock, none of which interest me all that much in a fictional capacity. But, America is different. It was easy to get involved with the world and characters.
Mike Bond is a craftsman, bringing to life the emotion and reality of the timeframe while still being modern for readers who struggle with period pieces, like myself. I was drawn in easily, turning the pages like a mad woman. His writing is clear, has great imagery, and the emotion is prevalent. I would read the second volume and look at his other works.
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Bestselling novelist MIKE BOND has worked in many dangerous and war-torn regions of the world. His critically acclaimed novels portray the innate hunger of the human heart for good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister conspiracies of dictators, corporations and politicians, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.
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Casia Pickering is a multi-genre author and has contributed to over ten anthologies. She has maintained her website, Casia's Corner for over ten years and continues to help authors with her reviews. Casia lives in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia with her son.
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