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American Sniper by Chris Kyle
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Feb 20, 2012

it was ok



The story of Chris Kyle is amazing. You just couldn't tell by the writing in this book. The writers who worked with him on this project just didn't turn it into a smooth narrative and that took away from what is a remarkable military tale.

The book does represent all that is great and terrible about military service. He touches on the family stresses, the mental and emotional strain, the sadness, and the two edged sword of singular focus. He comes off as jaded and bigoted in many ways, but also as loyal and a man who cars deeply for those he loves. It also depicts bravery, heroism, and patriotism. He gives a snapshot view of the hell that is war and helped me grow in appreciation for those who put their lives at risk to protect others.

If you can gut through the poor writing, there are gems in this book.
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Reading Progress

February 20, 2012 – Shelved
June 23, 2012 – Started Reading
June 23, 2012 –
page 45
8.52%
June 25, 2012 –
page 150
28.41%
June 26, 2012 –
page 250
47.35%
June 29, 2012 –
page 360
68.18%
July 1, 2012 –
100.0%
July 1, 2012 – Finished Reading

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