A Strange Time for Letters
Robert D. Rice II
Writer’s View Publishing Company
‘Burnmarks A Strange Time for Letters’
is a collection of five short historical events with related letters showing the
relationship that we have with each other even over time and space. Robert D. Rice II has written a
book that will bring about discussions on many subjects from slavery to many historical events and
crimes that affect all our lives one way or another.
They center around Abraham Lincoln, Lee Harvey Oswald, D.B Cooper,the Rosenbergs, and Leopold and Loeb.
Robert’s letters start out with a character named Deja and her life of crime and finding some way of
working through things for oneself. The next set of letters are ‘Dear Santa’ letters that are asking for
things and ideas that could happen but do not for various reasons. The next collection is dealing with
international and national intrigue and not knowing who or what is actually going on around them with
a character named Siobhan.
The next collections are historical in context and content but there are
similarities to what is going on presently in the world somehow and somewhere.
‘Burnmarks’ is a fictional work very well done for starting conversations and maybe even a few
arguments over a few particular subjects we all need to learn where we may or may not fit in. One who
reads this book will learn and maybe rethink their own thoughts on these areas of American history
We just want to have fun, relaxing with famous events without being burdened having to always learn something; that’s what school is for. Real life has to be enjoyed with stories that make us say, “That made my day!” I resized famous, historical events, presenting them in off-angles, with humor from unlikely sources. The entire book is a pleasing roller-coaster of emotions