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From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant by Alex Gilvarry
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Aug 06, 2012

really liked it

This is closer to 3.5, but I’m rounding it up for the sheer audacity of juxtaposing the NY fashion scene and the realities of our government’s GWOT, when we suppressed freedom in order to fight the “axis of evil”, because they hated our freedoms.

All the descriptions sounded like something I’d love, so I was set up for some disappointment. For me, there was just too much of the fashion world, which is almost a parody of itself (IMO), so there isn’t much room to lay on the satire. The descriptions of events at Gitmo went from realistic to preachy by the end. You have to accept the naivete (and reliability) of the narrator for it to work. That also makes the footnotes of the “editor” humorous.


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