The Recon Trilogy + 1 by Benjamin B. White

“Brutal and Beautiful — The first thing you realize in reading Ben White’s book is that he is a first rate mind and a first rate writer. Written with grace and knowledge of the horror of war, White takes you deeper into the fear, despair and absurdity of war than you may wish to go. But then you read on. As a Vietnam veteran, I know the author writes with brutal honesty. The only other work I can compare it to is the 1933 masterpiece, Company K, written by William March. The Recon Trilogy +1 should be required reading by anyone who believes war is anything but death and dying.” — David R. Davis, Amazon Reviewer – 5 STARS

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A cross between Alice in Wonderland and Apocalypse Now, Triggerfish 1-2 (the first novella) is a journey through the Central Highlands of consciousness.

3 reviews for The Recon Trilogy + 1 by Benjamin B. White

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    “Brutal and Beautiful — The first thing you realize in reading Ben White’s book is that he is a first rate mind and a first rate writer. Written with grace and knowledge of the horror of war, White takes you deeper into the fear, despair and absurdity of war than you may wish to go. But then you read on. As a Vietnam veteran, I know the author writes with brutal honesty. The only other work I can compare it to is the 1933 masterpiece, Company K, written by William March. The Recon Trilogy +1 should be required reading by anyone who believes war is anything but death and dying.” — David R. Davis

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    “In a quartet of poems that move from home to war, with stop-overs in Ancient Greece and Mexico, among other locales, Benjamin B. White has found the source of our stories, as he writes, ‘The decisions we make, make us.’ Whether dying for evac, or missing a leg (and the leg missing the man, in turn), or seeing El Dorado where it isn’t, the protagonists of these poems endure their futility bravely; for bravery may indeed be hope despite the loss of hope. Sad, searing, and soulful, these tingling poems document the wartime battles of men victimized by war, soldiers all.” – Alan Michael Parker

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    “Benjamin White’s Recon Trilogy +1 is a gut-dark and grinning fantasia of battle trauma, unpredictable and vigorously headlong. How vast the war within and innumerable the dead . . . and how noble White’s mission of rescue.” –Donald Morrill, author of Beaut and Awaiting Your Impossibilities

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