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Baby Got Books review of Tales of the Peacetime Army

This is old news, but I thought I’d point it out for your reading pleasure.  It’s a review of John Sheppard’s Tales of the Peacetime Army, which was the first book that Paragraph Line Books published.

http://www.babygotbooks.com/2008/02/04/tales-of-the-peacetime-army/

I always loved this book, especially the layout, which looks like those Army publications on how to set up a grenade launcher or avoid getting herpes overseas that you’d see in a box in the local Army/Navy surplus store.  And it’s no coincidence – in a previous life, John used to illustrate those things when he was in the army.

If you haven’t checked this out, it’s worth a look.  And John wrote another book that’s similar, but much more multi-faceted called In Between Days, which is his best yet. He published it himself on lulu, and it went somewhat unnoticed, but it was probably the best book I read in 2009, so check it out.