Disclaimer: I received this e-book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Author: Mike Bond
Book Series: America Book 2
Recommended For…: historical fiction, war
Publication Date: November 4, 2021
Genre: Historical Fiction
Recommended Age: Can’t recommend, DNFed
Explanation of CWs: Can’t recommend, DNFed
Publisher: Big City Press
Synopsis: From the war-shattered jungles of Vietnam to America’s burning cities, near-death in Tibet, peace marches, the battle of Hué and the battle of the Pentagon, wild drugs, rock concerts, free love, CIA coups in Indonesia and Greece, the Six Days’ War, and Bobby Kennedy’s last campaign, Freedom puts you in the Sixties as if it were now.
Mick leaves for the Himalayas while Troy heads to Vietnam with the Marines. Daisy starts her PhD in brain research, and Tara battles heroin as her rock band reaches stardom.
Troy is soon caught up in mind-numbing combat in Vietnam, while Mick returns to the States to lead the antiwar effort. Tara’s band signs a Motown contract amid the Detroit riots. At Stanford, Daisy expands her study of the human brain under LSD and other mind-altering drugs. Troy falls in love with a Vietnamese teacher and is slowly losing faith in the War.
Freedom ends the night before the Tet uprising in Vietnam that will change the War, and trap Troy and his beloved in the fires of hell.
Review: I had to DNF this book at 15%. I tried to get into this book, but the way it’s told is not for me and I also noticed that this is the second in a series, which was not told to me when I received this book. The book also talks about war and is based on real events, which is something I’m finding out I don’t like to read about as a reader. So for those reasons I had to DNF.
Verdict: It’s ok, just not for me.