Sunday, April 17, 2016

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“That’s what we’d fought for, all of us. To give our kids what we never had. To give them a better, safer place to live in. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

“For that one night, settled into a hard hospital chair, in the glow of my brand-new little family, I allowed myself to believe that that hope was not a vain one. That anything was possible in this glorious post-war world.”

—Max Allan Collins, “Dying in the Post-War World”. Foul Play Press, 1991 (© 1991). Page 105. Nathan Heller is in the hospital for his son’s birth.

Read the Gravetapping review of “Dying in the Post-War World”.

1 comment:

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Ben, I have not read any of Max Allan Collins' books, not even his Mike Hammer novels, considering that I used to read Mickey Spillane a long time ago. I liked the excerpt you reproduced. It conveys succinctly what must have been after the war.