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4.0 out of 5 stars Honest, 17 Jan. 2014
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I found this book to be a great read even though the army or the royal family are not subjects that I am usually interested in. The first half of the book was great, I actually enjoyed the raw, honest and even naive style of writing and found the story of Wharton's coming out really gripping. However the second half of the book lost it for me. It once again highlighted the pointless destruction of war. Wharton described the Iraqi's he was fighting as the 'bad guys' which considering we invaded THEIR country on false pretences and killed scores of innocent civilians, I think might be missing the point slightly. Also his overly sycophantic love for Prince Harry was a little hard to stomach at times. However, despite the immature feel of the book, and the sometimes overinflated sense of importance in some areas of his activism, I enjoyed learning about a different section of society and think the story really adds to the debate surrounding sexual minorities. Being a gay soldier is definitely the definition of being brave!
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