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The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
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Jul 28, 12

bookshelves: rh-hogarth
Read from July 25 to 28, 2012 — I own a copy

Bookish pundits keep wondering when we'll see great literature coming out of our wars in the Middle East. This one is in the running. I'm still shaking from its portrayal of life in the unit, the quilted voices of each individual soldier with the loves and sorrows in the background of each, as well as their similarities when they're in the desert. The way war forces out the tenderest humanity one moment and the starkest inhumanity the next. The confusion and surety. The complicated loyalties. As well as the stories of the Afghanis whose lives intersect with the unit's. Read it.
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