"The psychology and tactics of bicycle racing."

                                                       Daily Mail (UK)

 

A cycling tour de force for bicycle racers and non-cyclists alike, The War Room is the first epic novel to delve into the sport of cycling. Covering wide thematic content early on, cycling eventually emerges as a passion and metaphor on war – its complex tactics and strategies – and thus a vehicle into the disconcerting events that Sam, the main character, is forced to confront. His background as a German-American, for example, is considered at length. The War Room though is less a celebration of culture than an inquiry, exploring the ills of pride and the ironies of prejudice – while on a bike ride you’ll not soon forget.