Two Great Series by Novelist Gary Reilly


The Asphalt Warrior CoverThe Asphalt Warrior Series

Featuring Denver Cab Driver Brendan Murphy, a.k.a. "Murph"

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Gary Reilly highlighted on National Public Radio's weekend edition with Scott Simon

December 2015: Pick Up at Union Station "... a rattling good yarn."

December 2014: The Asphalt Warrior Series... "Huge Fun."

The Detachment by Gary ReillyThe Vietnam Series

Stories of one young man's search for his place within the ranks and his place in the world.

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"Honest and artfully told ... highly recommended."
~ Tim Bazzett, author of the Cold War memoir, SOLDIER BOY: AT PLAY IN THE ASA

" 'What good are MPs?' Gary Reilly's Private Palmer wonders. Like Michael Casey's Obscenities, The Detachment answers by following one military policeman across his absurd tour of duty in Vietnam. The character trajectory and treatment are classic as so is The Detachment."
~Stewart O'Nan, author of The Names of the Dead; editor of The Vietnam Reader

"When a novel like The Detachment sensibly illuminates every process of a vast crazy enterprise, such as the war in Vietnam, it is invariably -- and appropriately -- compared to the masterpiece Catch 22. Gary Reilly has measured every action through soldier Palmer's time in the service, every duty, in prose which is clean and careful and he brings us scene by scene the aggregate of one man's experience. It's a powerful and convincing book, Catch 23 or 24, vivid, considered, and real."
~ Ron Carlson, author of Return to Oakpine and Five Skies

"There has never been a war novel quite like this, a minute-by-minute, stream-of-consciousness, unerring accurate portrait of army life."
~ John Mort, author of Solider in Paradise and DONT MEAN NOTHIN, Vietnam War Stories

"Gary Reilly is the G.I. Charles Bukowski."
~ Fred Hafaele, author of Rebuilding the Indian

Recent Posts

Interview with Running Meter Press

Interview with Running Meter Press about Gary Reilly and The Asphalt Warrior series. On the Pen & Muse book review page. Full interview.

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The Power of Relationships

A Blogtalk radio interview / chat between Johnny Tan, the host of From My Mama’s Kitchen, and Mark Stevens of Running Meter Press. Full interview here.

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Riding Shotgun with The Asphalt Warrior

A column by Mark Stevens on the blog page ‘Think Banned Thoughts’ – “I can imagine college term papers analyzing Murph as compared and contrasted to Ignatius Jacque Reilly (“A Confederacy of Dunces”) but again I’d assert that Murph is more action-oriented when the time comes; he’s also not as much of slob as either […]

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Murph on Writing

A blog post on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog featuring (some of) the collected thoughts about Brendan Murphy, a.k.a. Murph the Asphalt Warrior, on the struggle to become a published author. Read it here.

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