Book Review: The Lieutenant of San Porfirio by Joel D. Hirst

Reblogging this review of my 1st novel which I thought you might enjoy. All the best!!


Genre: Literature & fiction, war, political, military

Length: 336 Pages

Publishing Date: August 6, 2012

Buying Links for The Lieutenant Of San Porfirio



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Twitter: joelhirst


From the Blurb:

That is why, my new friends the visitor was still speaking. Freddy snapped back to the moment. I would like to make a special request to you from our Comandante, the freely and democratically elected president of Venezuela. He is holding a special socialist youth summit, where la juventud socialista will come from all over the world to learn the lessons of our Revolucion Pacifica. Freddy s heart skipped a beat. He looked up into the dark brown eyes of his new hero and was sure that the message was for him alone. Please, come. Take a folleto, and if you are interested, follow the instructions to sign up. And with that, the presentation was…

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About Joel D. Hirst

Joel D. Hirst is a novelist and a playwright. His most recently released work is "Dreams of the Defeated: A Play in Two Acts" about a political prisoner in a dystopian regime. His novels include "I, Charles, From the Camps" about the life of a young man in the African camps and "Lords of Misrule" about the making and unmaking of a jihadist in the Sahara. "The Lieutenant of San Porfirio" and its sequel "The Burning of San Porfirio" are about the rise and fall of socialist Venezuela (with magic).
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