Poor Man’s Fight (A Review)

The Farmington Review

Review by Curtis Cole

As I’ve remarked on numerous other reviews, military sci-fi is riddled with conservative commentary on the nation, state, and God. Seeing a left-leaning book in the genre is similar to seeing an Albino unicorn—rare and otherworldly. But it is important to keep in mind that when you see this majestic creature, you should remember that just because you see it, does not mean that it is worth seeing; it exists, nothing more. Let us not fetishize it.

Incidentally, that is about all that I can say about Elliot Kay’s latest book Poor Man’s Fight, the first installment in a newly minted series with the same name—let’s not fetishize it. This is not to say that Kay’s effort is bad, per se, just very limited in its scope.

Story wise, the focus is on protagonist Tanner Malone. His defining characteristic is that he is a bookworm who…

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