by James Vanore
Reviewed by C. Neuroticus Absolutus
Just finished reading Jim Vanore's short story, Foxhole. It's up for Book of the Month honors from Long and Short Mystery Reviews (LASR). Whether you have served in the military or not, you will be haunted by the tale of a son who idolizes his father and reveres his father's heroism in the Second World War. To say any more about this touching story would deprive the reader of a personal journey into that dark foxhole and discovering the depths of a man's life-long suffering.
Foxhole strikes a nerve like a tiny, almost invisible, splinter whose occasional needle-like jabs remind us to pay homage to those who endured the personal hells of war in service to their country. Thank you for reminding us, Mr. Vanore.
Put Foxhole at the top of your to-read list.