The God of War The life of a boy named Ares changes forever the instant his baby brother, Malcolm, squirms out of his arms: "He went down like a… The God of War The life of a boy named Ares changes forever the instant his baby brother, Malcolm, squirms out of his arms: "He went down like a… 2008-04-29 Fiction Simon & Schuster
Book Review

The God of War (2008)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2008; Writer: Marisa Silver; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

The life of a boy named Ares changes forever the instant his baby brother, Malcolm, squirms out of his arms: ''He went down like a medicine ball. I heard the thud of his head hit the concrete...'' Their mom, Laurel, is a free spirit raising her sons in the California desert in a ramshackle trailer crammed with books, plants, bits of bleached bone, and other curiosities. By the time Malcolm turns 6, there's no ignoring his neurological problems. Laurel reluctantly seeks help, and Ares, full of anger and guilt, begins acting out.Marisa Silver's The God of War is a devastating family drama, played out against the desert sands. A-

Originally posted May 02, 2008 Published in issue #990 May 09, 2008 Order article reprints