Paranoia & Heartbreak reviewed in the Seattle Times

Paranoia & Heartbreak reviewed in the Seattle Times

July 20, 2009

The Seattle-based author’s capacity for absorbing horror is considerable; his years in the U.S. Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War must have ensured that. But it is a mistake to take his unvarnished chronicle about these juvenile delinquents as another set of war stories, even when he confesses that he often thinks of the boys as his little soldiers. Within a few dozen pages, it becomes clear that this is a story of miracles. . . I ask myself, as I always do, “Would I read this if it wasn’t a review book? Why?”. . . Yes, because it’s real. Yes, because this is the world and the time in which we live. Yes, because Jerome Gold survived living it and the telling of it, so people like me can see the miraculous, awful truth and, maybe, step up and question why it has to be. Seattle Times

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