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A World Made of Blood

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From America's greatest chronicler of life lived at its extremes and the bestselling author of "The Perfect Storm," "War," and "A Death in Belmont" comes a rare work of fiction, an intimate, brutal account of a young American journalist trying to survive his latest assignment. Daniel wanted to escape the Midwest and its small-town newspapers, but he didn't sign up for this ...more
Published November 1st 2012 by Byliner
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Diane S ☔
African conflict and the inhumanity of war, the changing sides and the effect on two journalists who are trying to send photo evidence back home. Rather abrupt ending but than I guess one can fill in the blanks, will they live or will they die?
Great start leads to an abrupt ending. Just when I was really invested in the story, Junger ends it with a few short paragraphs and no real resolution. I wanted more, and while it's a testament to his skills as a fiction writer (I'd only ever read his nonfiction), he didn't end the story well enough.
Oct 14, 2014 Mona rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Woah, this ended abruptly - just when things got interesting. Seems like there's a lot of missed opportunities for storytelling.
Domenico Composto-Hart
A tragic story set in a war-torn West African nation that can be read in one sitting, which sadly reveals humanities indifference to death.
Mar 31, 2016 Fabian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely fantastic short story - highly recommended. Sebastian Junger, as usual, at the top of his game.
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Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of War, The Perfect Storm, Fire, and A Death in Belmont. Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the Academy Award-nominated film Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New Yo ...more
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