I was sent The Preacher through a giveaway on librarything. I am not big on wars themselves but have always been interested in the people behind the war the real stories of the everyday people fighting the war or just caught in the middle of it.
The Preacher follows eight boys from their different backgrounds through World War II and then out on the other side after the War as men. Fritz doesn't over burden us with detail but lets the bits and pieces float over the reader to build the seriousness of the War at hand and the lives that are changed by it forever.
There is only one thing that bothered me about this novel, John Connor. I am sorry for that but I will always associate the name John Connor with the Terminator.
You can find more info about Julie Fritz and her novel The Preacher by visiting her website. booksbyjuliefritz.ca
Thursday, January 28, 2010