Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Trash (40+ curse words. Other content: war, guns, descriptive deaths, blood, PTSD, adultery, abuse, descriptive sex, and drinking.)
This book had so, so much potential. It is a collection of short, interconnected stories revolving around soldiers that survived a war together. Wow, does that sound interesting!
For starters, though, I thought “interconnected” actually meant they were fairly interconnected. Apparently it doesn’t. The only way I saw the stories connected in the least was through the two-page prologue that said the main characters fought in the Vietnamese War together.
Another thing that was a little off is the tagline “Stories of Love and Brotherhood.” If by “love” the author meant lust, sex, adultery, and abuse, then it was a fine tagline. Otherwise, I wouldn’t call what happened in a few of the stories “love.”
Something About Ann did show how cultures and even horrific pasts don’t have to define who you are.
I am very sad that I didn’t like this book, and am sorry to say I do not recommend it.