Pennsylvania: Episode 2 – Return of the Jedediah
I think my subtitle (based on a successful 80’s movie) for the second Michael Bunker short story I’ve read is cool, but not as cool as Non-Electric Boogaloo.
Michael ratchets up the action by 10 in the second installment of the Pennsylvania series. We find our young Amish hero fully immersed in the events of New Pennsylvania. Without giving too much away, he finds himself in a strange world where foreign forces are battling, using technology that is foreign to him. Why they battle, he doesn’t know. How he fits into it all, he doesn’t know either. No one is telling him anything, but one thing he does know is that he’s important, and people are risking their lives to keep him safe.
Michael’s prose is strong and clean, adding needed detail to tell a full story but leaving out the purple. He does well developing his characters as the story moves along. In all, Michael delivers in this second release to the Pennsylvania series. If you’ve read the first, get this to see where the story goes. If you haven’t, go buy the first and read it, then buy this one.