George Costigan is probably better known for his TV acting roles but I think from now on he's going to be equally recognised as the incredible author of his debut novel "The Single Soldier" published by Urbane Publications. This is a beast of a book with a beast of a storyline and is simply unforgettable.
"The Single Soldier" is hugely emotive and will make you stop and think on more than one occasion. Heartbreaking and heartwarming this story contains history, war, passion and love and conveys how war can impact on even the rural of places and its inhabitants - lives so fragile that they can change and be lost in a heartbeat. Set in war torn rural France, the author is so descriptive you feel you are actually there in France with the varied and diverse characters you have empathy for, who are deeply religious and loyal to their country.
It's highly evident to see that there has been intensive research done for this book and George Costigan has clearly transferred his obvious passion on the subject into his book "The Single Soldier". The intelligent and clever writing style is very unique and may or may not be to everyone's tastes but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it will definitely be a book I will return to again in the future. It's beautifully printed too - the likes I have not seen before and I wish George every success with his talented debut novel and rightly deserved too. I really hope to read more by him in the future.