Not since Peyton Place has there been such a merciless exposé of the American experience in all its beauty, fragility, and raw brutal ugliness. Set in the mid-60s in a small town just starting to experience the horror of the Vietnam War, this powerful character-driven novella incorporates all the archetypes: the loving parent, the bully, the simple minded fool, the one who is asleep, the guilty, the angry, the vengeful, the innocent. Each page draws us in, each scene brings us closer to the inevitable final disaster while Jeffrey Miller, ruthlessly in charge of everyone’s fate, presides over our emotions as he decides who will pay the ultimate price for humanity. A literary triumph and a page turner!
Review of Ice Cream Headache — Boston Literary Magazine
Reviews"Three young airmen start their Air Force careers at Howard AFB in the Panama Canal Zone in the 1970s. A fascinating adventure unravels as they become involved with Panama's nightlife during the intense times of the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations. Contains mature subject matter." - That is my thumbnail-teaser/description of the book. The author, like myself, was stationed at Howard AFB in the 1970's, which lends a personal authenticity to his story. But that's not all. Mr. Miller went the extra mile and included the Panamanian and Zonian perspectives (along with the U.S. serviceman's) in the historical background of the narrative. That is vital to an unbiased work, whether it be fiction or nonfiction. His storytelling is so good that it supersedes any of the nostalgic traps that could befall a lesser writer. Yes, those of us who were there will see ourselves on the page, but those who weren't will find that this just breathes more life into the characters. A fascinating story full of surprises!
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You know the adage, “the proof is in the pudding?” Well, that’s how I felt when I received my proof of Bureau 39 in the mail today. It’s a big day when you see the physical copy of your book for the first time. It’s a thrill that never gets old. Even though I had […]