Fire and Forget

‘The pity of war…’

Review by Grady Harp

There can never be enough novels or short stories based on men’s and women’s experiences with war. Combat veterans, no matter the era or war about which they write, have wisdom at times fractured by the incoming destructive elements of warfare, but wisdom that must be shared if there will ever be a time when war isn’t an option. Not that there is any sort of hope that that state of human understanding will ever supersede the need for territorial/tribal/nationalism/mistrust/religious differences that drives us to the battlefield. But if there is any voice that demands to be heard it is that of those who faced what we created as the `enemy’ and to quote Pogo, `the enemy is us.’ Continue reading