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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review - 10 Weeks at Chanute

In 1992 an aimless young man decided to serve his country and joined the Air National Guard. To complete his training, he was sent to venerable Chanute Air Force Base in the flats of Illinois to learn how to turn wrenches on jet engines. It was a place brimming with history, a place he soon grew to love.

Soon thereafter, Chanute closed its doors forever, becoming a modern ruin in the years that followed, taking the young man's heart with it.

This humorous, witty and occasionally ribald memoir details the experience of one of the last Airmen to pass through the hallowed gates of Chanute Air Force Base, and how the experience haunts him to this very day.

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It was very easy to get caught up in the flow of this novella. I had worried that I wouldn’t understand or be connecting because I have no military knowledge, but it was surprisingly easy to be connected to Author Ren Garcia. He is a great story teller and the memoir moved along at a quick pace. I could see the places he described and feel for him during his time at Chanute and the things he experienced. But I also found myself smirking or laughing a bit at the humor of some of the situations as well. There is some swearing and a bit of vulgarity – but nothing that shocked me since we were seeing the situation from inside of a group of men who were in tough training and strict situations. But I really enjoyed this book, the memories, the situations, and the story itself. I would definitely recommend it as a great read. I also enjoyed the insight into a world I’ve never experienced and that was something new and fun to discover.

Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative "League of Elder" book series is published by Loconeal Publishing

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