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Extraordinary novel - a modern classic,
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This will surely rate as one of the great novels of the 21st century. Reading it, I found myself thinking of the Greek tragedies.
Here poetry in prose is used to startling personal and political effect. This story is short, beautifully structured, and evokes the violent mess of war and the human condition so powerfully. At it's most basic this is a buddy movie. One soldier survives Iraq -another doesn't. This simple framework cradles extraordinary observation, imagery, horror, beauty, universal truths. Amazing ....