[Book Review] Love, Guns, & God in America by Christian Fennell

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By Christian Fennell

The third installment in his trilogy, Christian Fennell delivers what feels more like a stand-alone novel in its own right. This coming of age story follows two youngsters seeking to escape their southern, white-nationalist upbringing. But their story will take a horrific, racial turn that will shape their future.

love guns & god in american christian fennell book review

While I did not read the first two books in this trilogy, I didn’t feel I was missing anything as I read this story. The topic is certainly a timely one, given the times we currently reside in.

Admittedly, I’m not generally a fan of coming of age stories. But this one was presented in an unexpected and refreshing way. Less focused on the typical adolescent to early adulthood and more on the political and ideological changes in the country. It makes for an interesting take on the subject.

This is my first work by Fennell and I’m looking forward to reading more.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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About Christian Fennell

love guns & god in american christian fennell book review

Christian Fennell is the author of the critically acclaimed collection of short stories, Torrents of Our Time, and the novels, The Fiddler in the Night, and LOVE, GUNS & GOD in America. He was a columnist and the fiction editor at The Prague Revue.

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