I got hold of this last Friday and read it over the weekend and I have to say: simply brilliant. I wouldn’t actually have thought it possible, but IMO he’s matured even further as a writer.
It’s a satire on, amongst other things, the war with Iraq, religion generally and most particularly homosexuality in the military and it achieves these goals with subtlety, humour and depth.
It’s by far and away his darkest work. These characters have history and it ain’t a nice one. And in Jackrum it has my favorite character bar none.
Upon my oath, I ain’t a lying man. And I loved this one.
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