Reflection 1: 1997 Hamilton Spectator article about Marginally Noted Man:
The author’s reflection is that the novel sends a positive message about managing trauma that reaches well beyond the horrific experiences of soldiers at war.
Words of the journalist: There are issues brought to the forefront like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that is also addressed within the book…
Words of the author quoted in the article: The story has far-reaching implications. [I believe] that for human beings to get over terrible events is to relive them.
The author is humbled that Marginally Noted Man has been reviewed and accepted by the Massey Library, Royal Military College, Kingston, and St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center (Veterans’ Residential Services), Saranac Lake, NY.
Reflection 2: Almost three years after publication a significant number of readers are continuing to borrow the book from public library shelves.
Reflection 3: The novel is still available on the shelves of a number of Ontario bookstores.