Review: COAL BLACK HORSE by Robert Olmstead

JUST BOOKS read and reviewed Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

The way this book is written instantly reminded me of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. As Robey wonders around the countryside looking for his father he sees some things he had never seen before. Some things he wished he had never seen. He also comes across a girl, Rachel, who is traveling with a preacher and his wife. Robey witnesses the preacher raping this young girl. Over time Robey and Rachel keep crossing each others paths. As he gets to the killing fields where his father is he sees even worse.

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