Book Review 'The Good Servant' by Doug Lucas Jan 3, 2012 15:00:39 GMT -5
Post by leeannv on Jan 3, 2012 15:00:39 GMT -5
Book Title: The Good Servant
Author: Doug Lucas
Published By: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
Recommended Age: 18+
Reviewed By: Lee-Ann Graff Vinson
Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud
“A man is judged by his actions, not his words”. Eli knew his beloved Camels had a firm grip on his breath as well as the remaining days of his life. He was a man who had done more than his duty. A man who knew he was dying and wanted peace for his family. He was providing it the only way he knew how – by coming clean.
Part of Alpha Company, the 1st squad of Weapons Platoon, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division when he was sent to Vietnam, Eli became quite familiar with the acronyms BOHICA and FUBAR, and knew he was now well beyond the latter. His family was about to get answers to their ageless questions. He only hoped God would grant him enough time to complete one last mission. He wanted time to explain what Hoa Cam Hue was and had meant to him when he was later assigned to a program that allowed him to really meet the people of South Vietnam. He tells his family about the JAC, CAC, CAP program in an effort to show why and how it affected the rest of his life.
Seldom does one come across a novel of such lingual magnificence and caustic humour wrapped so effortlessly beneath a bow of divine sarcasm. The Good Servant is a story that will beseech your every emotion. Author, Doug Lucas pries off the emotional gates of his characters and places them in your hands. Your heart will ache. Your voice will be heard as you laugh out loud. The character of Eli will stay with you long after you read his last words. Mr. Lucas is a phenomenal storyteller. My words to you, Sir, are “Well done, good and faithful servant”.