Official Review: Once in a Blue Year by Michael D. Durkota

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any fiction books or series that do not fit into one of the other categories. If the fiction book fits into one the other categories, please use that category instead.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
Post Reply
User avatar
Vickie Noel
Posts: 2424
Joined: 30 Jun 2017, 04:46
2021 Reading Goal: 30
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 86063">Are you afraid of the dark</a>
Currently Reading: Happy Healing
Bookshelf Size: 772
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-vickie-noel.html
Latest Review: Modern Day Cowboy by Nathaniel Sheft
Reading Device: B01C9JZEBO

Re: Official Review: Once in a Blue Year by Michael D. Durko

Post by Vickie Noel »

I love the sincerity of the review. My first thought was, "Nah, I'll pass", but the in-depth explanation and exploration from your review has actually piqued my interest concerning it. Kudos owlie!
Stop waiting for what you WANT, start working with what you HAVE. --- Seth Cain
Never be bullied into questioning your own credibility. --- Vickie Noel
User avatar
EMoffat
Posts: 279
Joined: 24 Apr 2017, 15:50
Currently Reading: Norse Mythology
Bookshelf Size: 134
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-emoffat.html
Latest Review: A Life In Waiting by Katrina Benson

Post by EMoffat »

Sounds like an interesting read, delving into the phyc of men returning from war. Great review, really detailed analysis.
User avatar
kandscreeley
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 11244
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
Currently Reading: Sunshine at the Academy
Bookshelf Size: 396
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kandscreeley.html
Latest Review: The Sound Between the Notes by Barbara Linn Probst

Post by kandscreeley »

I do enjoy a book with good characters, and this one definitely fits the bill. Sounds like a very compelling story. As you stated, military personnel returning to civilian life is not a new theme for a book. However, it's something that is always worth talking about. Another good review. Thanks!
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
-Louisa May Alcott
User avatar
James Craft
Posts: 371
Joined: 14 Sep 2016, 11:41
Favorite Author: Lincoln Cole
Currently Reading: Carnivore
Bookshelf Size: 51
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-james-craft.html
Latest Review: "Perdido Bay Blues" by Jacqueline Lane
fav_author_id: 26410

Post by James Craft »

Well written but a little bit weak looking in execution. I won't be buying a copy today but I can see a lot of people enjoying this one.
Latest Review: "Perdido Bay Blues" by Jacqueline Lane
NikkyT
Posts: 81
Joined: 12 Jun 2017, 17:56
Bookshelf Size: 18
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nikkyt.html
Latest Review: "My Trip to Adele" by A.I.Alyaseer, R.I.Alyaseer
Reading Device: B00KC6I06S

Post by NikkyT »

As soon as I started on the sample for this book I wanted to carry on reading it, this subject is so close to my heart and your review does it nothing but justice.
Latest Review: "My Trip to Adele" by A.I.Alyaseer, R.I.Alyaseer
User avatar
Afuglsan
Posts: 346
Joined: 05 Jun 2017, 11:20
Currently Reading: The Masked City
Bookshelf Size: 5444
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-afuglsan.html
Latest Review: "STARLESS and Bible Black" by Gerard DiLeo

Post by Afuglsan »

Interesting review. This isn't my usual type of book, but I'm that "young military wife." From what it sounds, the author did some excellent research on being stuck in a submarine for long periods of time and the sudden adjustment from military to civilian life.
Latest Review: "STARLESS and Bible Black" by Gerard DiLeo
User avatar
gaporter
Posts: 244
Joined: 03 Oct 2015, 13:47
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 111
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gaporter.html
Latest Review: Lives of Museum Junkies by Marilynne Eichinger
Reading Device: B0051VVOB2

Post by gaporter »

I like books with lyrical writing styles, I might check out this book. Congrats on BOTD!
User avatar
tarafarah7
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1585
Joined: 29 Jul 2016, 22:22
2021 Reading Goal: 20
Favorite Author: Mitch Albom
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... ">tuesdays with Morrie</a>
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 1067
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-tarafarah7.html
Latest Review: Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG
fav_author_id: 2544

Post by tarafarah7 »

Another awesome review, @bookowlie! Thank you! I have downloaded my copy. The cover and title drew me in right away, and before knowing what it was even about, I was interested. After reading your review, I'm not 100% sure this is the book for me, but that is only because I do not normally read books of this topic. It may be good to expand my world a bit! :-) I like how the book draws awareness to the types of issues people face on all sides when a loved one decides to dedicate his/her life to the military. The adjustment of going in and coming out is something most people (who are detached from the situation) don't always think about, as much as the actual adjustment of being at war. It sounds like a well-written eye-opener to the realities many people and families face today. Thanks for a great review!
User avatar
jemgirl202
Posts: 1821
Joined: 17 Feb 2016, 15:33
Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Bookshelf Size: 870
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jemgirl202.html
Latest Review: My Angel My Hero by Brenda E. Mcdaniel

Post by jemgirl202 »

Great Review! Even though this isn't a new topic, it is not discussed enough. Definitely sounds like an interesting read.
User avatar
22kcox
Posts: 35
Joined: 23 Nov 2016, 17:01
Currently Reading: Animal Farm
Bookshelf Size: 53
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-22kcox.html
Latest Review: "My trip to Adele" by R.I.Alyaseer and A. I Alyaseer

Post by 22kcox »

Very good review! I've heard much about the writing style and I'm so excited to give it a try! Thanks for the review!
Latest Review: "My trip to Adele" by R.I.Alyaseer and A. I Alyaseer
User avatar
PRAXIDES
Posts: 46
Joined: 13 Jun 2017, 03:14
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 98862">The 11.05 Murders</a>
Bookshelf Size: 12
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-praxides.html
Latest Review: "Missing Pieces" by Christine Betts

Post by PRAXIDES »

bluemel4 wrote:Great review. It sounds like an interesting look into the psyche of the entire war culture. I am going to take a pass on this one.
I agree with you. That was a great review and I'll put the book in my bookshelf so I can read it.
Latest Review: "Missing Pieces" by Christine Betts
User avatar
Rouzie
Posts: 22
Joined: 21 Jun 2017, 11:29
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-rouzie.html
Latest Review: "My trip to Adele" by R.I.Alyaseer and A. I Alyaseer

Post by Rouzie »

The review is really well written, as much as I want to pass this book, I admit the review has me wanting to read it!
Latest Review: "My trip to Adele" by R.I.Alyaseer and A. I Alyaseer
Dominic kimwele
Posts: 157
Joined: 03 May 2017, 11:58
2021 Reading Goal: 5
Favorite Book: Strong Heart
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 111

Post by Dominic kimwele »

The author is a former Navy submariner and he realy nailed the subject matter. The Book showed one guy who was glad to be off the submarine and others who could not waut to go back, something I like very much.
User avatar
kislany
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1118
Joined: 16 Aug 2014, 06:17
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 527
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kislany.html
Latest Review: Golden Skies by Juan Zapata

Post by kislany »

What a great review! I'll check out the book. Found it interesting to see an 'Other Fiction' genre, had to look it up to see what exactly it entailed. Btw The Hurt Locker movie is a great war drama, I think it's from 2008, watched it a while ago. Well worth checking it out as well.
User avatar
kkyach
Posts: 5
Joined: 09 Mar 2017, 22:49
Bookshelf Size: 11
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kkyach.html
Latest Review: "My Trip to Adele" by A.I.Alyaseer, R.I.Alyaseer

Post by kkyach »

The way you write a review is spectacular. It pulled me directly into the story giving a short synopsis but enough information to know that i would enjoy this read.
Latest Review: "My Trip to Adele" by A.I.Alyaseer, R.I.Alyaseer
Post Reply

Return to “Other Fiction Forum”