Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Beginning: The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist by Sean Davis



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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



The morning Simon Scott was killed he sat in the back of our Humvee with his elbows on his knees and told me his theory of life.

-- The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist by Sean Davis, published by Ooligan Press, the graduate student run publishing company at Portland State University.  Davis enlisted after September 11, served in Iraq, and came home to, eventually, use art and writing to deal with his demons.

10 comments :

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, that's quite an opening. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

My reaction to this opening is identical to Laurel-Rain's. I'd have to read more after that sentence!

And THANK YOU for hosting Book Beginnings every week. I always look forward to participating.

Anne Bennett said...

Your opening line is haunting since we know what is going to happen next. War sucks.

Juli Rahel said...

That's definitely eye-catching! I love how Davis combines something as welcoming as sharing ones ideas about the world with death. This definitely sounds interesting! Thanks for hosting :)
Juli

JC Jones said...

I have two post this week. Seems I forgot I had already done one when I did another so I am listed twice.

Katherine P said...

That's an amazing opening and I'm intrigued by the author as well. I hadn't come across this one before but I definitely would like to read it.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

That opening is hard to ignore and very powerful.

Cassie said...

Great opening. Would like to read but not sure if I can.

Fiza Halliwell said...

Such a deep beginning….

guiltless reader said...

Wow, what a beginning. THAT is a beginning that will keep me going.

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