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Book Title: Redeployment|
The author of the book: Phil Klay
Edition: Canongate Books Ltd.
Date of issue: January 8th 2015
ISBN 13: 9780857864246
Format files: PDF
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Maybe everything is just fucked. I blast off a review pointing out how bad a shitty poetry is and it is one of my most popular reviews. Thank you all for the votes but I wish more of my thank-yous got seen by as many people as that particular fuck you.
There is certainly no fuck you here, this collection of stories about Marines is awesome. It's the kind of book that reminds me why I spend so much time reading, it makes all the sometimes dry spells of mediocre and mildly forgettable books all worth it.
These twelve stories cover all sorts of experiences of being a Marine (mostly, one story is from a civilian's point of view and another from someone in Army, but Marines are still present in all the stories) deployed in the Middle East, life after deployment and what being in a war does to you. Each story is it's own particular view of the war and the people engaged in it. A Marine just back who had been involved in shooting dogs in Iraq, Chaplins, Adjuncts working desk duty and are now living in New York City, Marines in the infantry, collecting the bodies of dead soldiers so they can be processed and sent back to America, driving convoy, engineers who repair roads, working artillery, doing psyops. A civilian is charged with teaching Iraqi children about baseball because one rich constituent believes this is important to lasting change in the country. People try to come to terms with what they are doing, fight and engage in missions they don't understand. Face almost certain death because of bad decisions. Try to deal with civilians once they have done their tours.
I can't do this book justice. Each story is so engaging and each one has it's own unique take. It's raw in it's emotions. It's unflinching in the reality it presents and it doesn't succumb to neat moralization or tidy answers for the dilemmas the various soldiers face.
This is another example of the pile of amazing books being released in 2014.
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Read information about the authorPhil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he went to Hunter College and received an MFA.
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