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5.0 out of 5 stars
Reality, not fantasy. A response to Xland., 27 Jan. 2013
I couldn't disagree with your review more. A couple of points:
1. By your own admission you have not read the book in full, just excepts. If you had you would know that the subject matter of the book and understand the context.
2. Warts and all, it's all true. I'm not sure how you describe him as a fantasist as you barely knew him and didn't work with him at all on Herrick 6.
3. Jake was not involved in the Mortar incident. That was another soldier deployed in Now Zad where he didn't go all tour.
Among You does not take anything away from the FSTs of 19 Reg and the fantastic job they all did during an extremely tough tour. Jake describes his experiences candidly and truthfully and their effect on him in theatre and at him on his return.
It's a fantastic book and it would be more appropriate if you read the whole thing before commenting.