Gary Prisk is an award winning author who brings to the art and craft of fiction the sensibility and facility of a poet, rendering his narrative with a depth and texture that is unique and rare. His writing is raw, gritty, and saturated with black humor.
Prisk’s riveting narrative serves as an eye-opening introduction to the gritty truths of combat and international conflict for readers heretofore influenced by pop culture’s more glamorous depiction of it’s true nature.
Grounded in his military experience in Vietnam and his doctoral studies in finance at the University of Washington, Prisk’s work provides the unique perspective of the soldiers on the ground, and the conflicting thoughts and emotions that consume them from moment to moment.
By Gary Prisk
Dyin’s Easy – Running Mother’s Ratline is a promise kept. To honestly perform his promise to his father, to honor his grandfather who was born in Tuckingmill, Camborne, and to honor those British soldiers who fought in the far reaches of the British Empire, Gary Prisk created characters with the gift of sudden insight. All-round sorts. Forcible sorts whose impulse is to the emotional side of conflict.
Uncle Dingo, Doc, Grumpy, Darkie McPhee, and their consorts joust with MI6 agents, dodge assassins, while “running Mother’s ratline” reaching the comfort of England’s shore. The distance they traverse extends the length and breadth of South Asia and the Mediterranean Sea. The Bay of Bengal: Mergui, Port Blair, and Ceylon’s China Bay. Bombay, Aden, and the Red Sea. Cairo and Malta. Marseille, Lyon, and Lisbon.
Armed with doctoral studies in finance at the University of Washington, the author colors the chase with international bankers whose spirits are touched with fear and material gain. Ambitious sorts washing Nazi gold set up an arbitrage scheme designed to destroy Hitler and seize control of the German State.
Dyin’s Easy is a good read. Godspeed
Digger, Dogface, Brownjob, Grunt
By Gary Prisk
Digger, Dogface, Brownjob, Grunt – Looking for an Echo is the short result of twenty years of rewrites, slanderous edits, rogue commas, bomb-happy em dashes, and forty-grit dialogue. Laugh and cry as you might, Digger, Dogface,… was written for, and is dedicated to, those who love and support the warriors left standing, and those who cherish the memory of a loved-one lost.
Inside the mind, inside the chaos, inside the war. The lucid prose depicts Vietnam with a merciful dose of gripping realism as characters and events penetrate the lives of readers, making this a memorable and powerfully written account. Although a “novel,” the book reflects the thoughts of a Viet Nam Platoon Leader/Company Czaptain who served in country from 1967-68. You’ll laugh, cry and remember the good times with your similar years in the service. Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam: if you want to understand, you need to read this book. A well-written and a great “read,” you’ll be better for having read it.
APEX REVIEWS 5-star