Thursday, April 27, 1995

On Fire, by Larry Brown (my first book review!)

A review of On Fire, by Larry Brown
Published April 27th, 1995, in The Minnesota Daily’s Nightly Magazine

On Fire
By Larry Brown
Warner Books, $11.99

The all-new, affordable paperback version of On Fire, by former firefighter Larry Brown, is now out from Warner Books. The book recounts the author’s seventeen years as a firefighter in Oxford, Mississippi.

Much more than a nail-biting adrenaline rush, On Fire tells the story of Brown’s growth as a father, as a husband, and as a writer. Of course there’s plenty of action, but Brown’s eye and ear for the rhythms of life give this book a strong sense of balance.

—David Wiley