Ten books to read from 2017 (part 2 of 6)

Every two months, I’ll wrangle up ten of my favorite books that I’ve come across to recommend to friends and family (plus random internet strangers). These might range from books I think are the “best” to ones that just surprised me to authors I interviewed. You can read about my recommendations from January and February here.

Here are ten from March and April in the order that they were released.  Continue reading “Ten books to read from 2017 (part 2 of 6)”

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‘Redeployment’ reviewed

RedeploymentThe war in Iraq was monumental in my life. Not in the sense that I knew anybody who shipped off and never came back. It didn’t even give me a sense of patriotism pulsing though my body. They were just there, looming over my life in a post-9/11 world. I picked up Phil Klay’s short story collection Redeployment because I read a review claiming it was the first book to shed a light on these wars with a realness than no other writer has yet to capture. Continue reading “‘Redeployment’ reviewed”

‘No Easy Day’ reviewed

No Easy Day

While No Easy Day is subtitled The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, it certainly covers more than that. Mark Owen’s real name is Matt Bissonnette. So far most of the reviews I have read focus on a small selection of beliefs. Either that this book is courageous or makes the SEAL a coward for breaking an oath. I shrug off both of those ideas simply because, while this book may be political in nature, I don’t view it that way. We live in the Information Age and this book gives us information. Continue reading “‘No Easy Day’ reviewed”