Rick Reitzug's Reviews > The Last Thing You Surrender
The Last Thing You Surrender
Rick Reitzug's review
Feb 11, 2019
This is the best novel I have read in many years. The book deals with themes of war, race, and the intersection of war and race. With profound insight and depth and many poignant scenes, the book graphically personalizes the horror and inhumanity of war. It also illustrates how racism and bigotry among the troops, in the military’s leadership, and in a country that was supposedly “pulling together to fight the foreign enemy”, continued to be prevalent and often superceded the battle against our opponents in the war. While the book is long (the paperback is 500 pages and small print), it was deeply engaging and strongly written throughout. In a way, I didn't want to finish this book, it was that good. I’m looking forward to exploring the author’s (Leonard Pitts Jr.) other books.
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February 11, 2019 – Shelved
February 11, 2019 – Finished Reading