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Generation Kill by Evan Wright
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Nov 10, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction, 2010
Read in January, 2010

This account of the first weeks of the Iraq war doesn't necessarily make for a bad book like my rating indicates; I suppose it's just not my kind of book. The first few chapters were very confused and jumping around from here to there, which I did not in fact care for a lot. The rest? Made me feel sick. I don't particularly mind the detailed gore, but something about this nevertheless disturbed me greatly. I'm trying to figure out if, as a non-American, I share too little of the American disposition and patriotism and suchlike to appreciate the narrative. I do like the fact that this is not a "Hail-the-war!" report but rather something three-dimensional that only wants to see how invading Iraq was for these guys. Probably in the end it comes down to me not liking the journalistic style - very subjective, but then again I don't mean to write an academic review, so there you go. Now don't shoot me, please.

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