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

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

Post by bookowlie » 27 Jun 2016, 10:48

Thanks everyone! I am happy to see that the book is BOTD today. The author deserves the extra exposure for such an interesting story. I read this book last summer, but the characters and story really stayed with me.
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Post by MarteenReadsBooks » 27 Jun 2016, 10:52

Congratulations on botd

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 27 Jun 2016, 12:38

Yes, this sounds like an area I would be interested in exploring through fiction. Although not "true," good fiction is a reflection of real life from someone's perspective. This book sounds true to my ideal of a good story. I know little about military life, or adjusting to civilian life, but have heard many discouraging tales. I would be interested to read more of this.
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Post by purplepeepleeater » 27 Jun 2016, 13:27

I am buying this book today, it sounds very interesting. Thanks for the great review.

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Post by bookowlie » 27 Jun 2016, 13:40

The book really gives you a good sense of how different people are affected by long military deployments.
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Post by jungkookblog » 27 Jun 2016, 17:42

Awesome review! Most likely, I will enjoy this book very much. Thank you for sharing.

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Post by Snowflake » 14 Jul 2017, 07:10

bookowlie wrote:Thanks everyone! I am happy to see that the book is BOTD today. The author deserves the extra exposure for such an interesting story. I read this book last summer, but the characters and story really stayed with me.
I looks like this book is BOTD again today. Your review gives a lot of insight into the book and it sounds quite interesting. Sometimes I enjoy a slower paced book. Maybe this will be one of them :-)
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Post by GCamer » 14 Jul 2017, 08:00

It's interesting to learn about how soldiers adjust with changes after being deployed. I agree that it might sound strange that some would rather go back than stay and live a normal life. Books like this could help us understand the emotional and psychogical impact of being assigned to go to war. Thanks for your very insightful review.

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Post by jamesokunmd » 14 Jul 2017, 11:59

Great review. Very complete. Thanks for acknowledging all the military families who have waited for their sons and daughters to return from deployments. Will definitely read this one!
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Post by ZenaLei7 » 14 Jul 2017, 12:09

This seems like an interesting read, but it it also seems like a slow book to read. I think books about war and its effects are interesting, but sobering to read. Great job on the review!
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Post by Ssinghal » 14 Jul 2017, 12:10

Fantastic review. It sure looks like the book will provide an interesting read. I'll have to read it as soon as possible.
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Post by CZCampbell » 14 Jul 2017, 12:13

Fantastic review! The writing style that you describe sounds enjoyable. PTSD is not an easy topic to write about or discuss, but from what you say, it sounds as though Durkota tells a story about it eloquently.
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Post by Rajanis » 14 Jul 2017, 12:18

Once in a Blue Year by Michael D. Durkota is a story
of two Navy men struggling to come to terms after they are cut from a mission. But before they can move on, they must both come to terms with the fateful event at sea that changed their lives forever.

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Post by mindyg123 » 14 Jul 2017, 12:21

I'm a big fan of psychological suspense novels and add in the problems of the Navy men deployed and those left behind and I'm hooked. Grabbed my copy. Congrats on being BOTD and thanks for making it free.
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Post by Jaime Lync » 14 Jul 2017, 12:28

Awesome review! I am a fan of these type of books. Too bad about the snail pace though.

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