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1.0 out of 5 stars
Awful, 2 Feb. 2014
As an Educator I encourage all soldiers to read as much as possible, and usually I recommend military autobiographies because they are familiar and fun. This is not the case with Sniper in Helmand. This is without doubt the worst "how I became a sniper/Para/SAS/Ninja book I have ever had the mis-pleasure of reading. It was so bad I gave up after page 50. The spelling and grammar is appalling, making me wonder if the editor could even stand reading it. Cartwright covers his time in Iraq in one sentence, dismissing his time as a normal gravel-belly infantry soldier in a fashion that is almost disrespectful. As for the £20 cover price, I can think of a hundred better places to put it.