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10 thoughts on “Isaacs Gun

  1. says:

    What a beautiful tale created by Dan Strawn.It s the story about Martin Holcomb who gets horribly wounded in the second world war He ends up in the hospital in San Diego where he has to endure another horrible tragedy.At the hospital he meets Sherrill O Toole who t...


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    Isaac s gun is a story dated 2006 wrapping around a second story dated 1943 , which wraps around a third story dated 1877 This creates a unique structure, a telescope that allows you to refocus your attention between past and present, and see how the lives of the characters, and our lives as well, are touched by earlier lives, across the boundaries of time, culture, and circumstance The author, Dan Strawn, writes the outermost story in third person narrative, and the inner story in first person narrative, which does wonders to pull us back into history, into the core Reading through many of the journals, bequeathed to her by her grandfather, Megan Holcomb becomes immersed in the view of three generations of Americana portrayed in them These journals open in San Diego, California in 1943, where Martin Holcomb finds himself in a Naval hospital, trying to heal from his wounds, both physical mental My next to last waking thought has something to do with the peace I find in wondering about the inconsequential events of ordinary people living a life My last thought can I get through one night without nightmares Martin falls in love with Sherrill O Toole, and learns of Isaac Ramsey, her grandfather, and his journ...


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    Isaac s Gun is the story of four generations of the Holcombe family It opens in 1943 with Martin Holcombe in a naval hospital, dealing with the severe physical and mental trauma of injuries he received during World War 11.In the first journal entry, and for the time of Martin s hospital stay, an overhead fan is mentioned It is noisy and wobbles where it is fixed on the ceiling Strawn uses this as a metaphor to describe Martin s pain, and to explore the sometimes drug induced demons he finds in the catacombs of his mind All his metaphors are so down home, where the reader finds themselves saying Yep, I know what that feels like, or I know exactly what he s saying Lest you raise your eyebrows at the down home epithet, Strawn s style of writing includes the reader his characters so real, that we search where we would fit into this family, or where that character might fit into ours Strawn weaves the threads of this family s journey through four generations skilfully There is fun and laughter, adventure, healing, romance, yes, even a m...


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    Tag along on a journey that spans lifetimes This compelling family saga tells the story of overcoming life s difficulties and reminds us all that family is priceless With a twist of murder and mayhem, Strawn dra...


  5. says:

    Isaac s gun is the story of four generations I am so in love with these books This is the second book in the series and I can not believe how much this book will touch your heart and soul I was so happy when Isaac and Otter met Martin and Sherries s...


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Isaacs Gun Summoned To The Office Of Her Late Grandfather S Attorney, Megan Holcomb Is Presented With A Stack Of Journals And A Mysterious Locked Briefcase She Is Informed That Her Grandparents Gave Explicit Instructions That The Briefcase Not Be Opened Until Megan Had Read Though The Journals In Their Entirety The Initial Journal Entry Opens In San Diego, California In 1943, Where Ensign Martin Holcomb Finds Himself In A Naval Hospital Struggling With Physical Wounds And Mental Demons At The Hospital, Martin Meets Navy WAVE, Sherrill O Toole, Who Takes Him Home To Her Parents Ranch He Ultimately Falls In Love With Both Her And Her Remarkable Family, Especially Her Grandfather, Who Uses His Own War Memories To Help Martin Deal With His Mental Trauma Murders Near The O Toole Hacienda Come To Play An Important Role In The Story S Conclusion Only, When Megan Finishes The Journal Does She Understand The Significance Of The Locked Briefcase.