Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Yellow Birds
The Yellow Birds. Two young male protagonists, Bartle and Murphy, are developed just enough for readers to be engaged in the Iraq War and its aftermath. Powers does a fine job in exploring their choices, and the trauma they experience. Had this novel been twice as long, it would have been half as good. Powers’ poetic language describes the places and their experience with clarity and horror. If there’s one debut novel you’re likely to read in the next few months, make it this one. Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended) Click here to purchase The Yellow Birds from amazon.com.