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Book Title: Our Man in Iraq|
The author of the book: Robert Perišić
Edition: Black Balloon Publishing
Date of issue: March 8th 2013
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Our Man in Iraq wasn't quite what I had expected, in that I anticipated more focus on the war in Iraq and less emphasis on the daily life of Toni, the narrator, who remains in Croatia. I didn't really connect with or get into the story until around 3/4 of the way through the novel. It seemed like Toni's situation, as well as Perisic's humor, would be more understandable to those who have first-hand experience with recent Croatian history and contemporary life. The more absurd Toni's troubles got, however, the more I began to see how this could be both a poignant and a funny read. I ended up greatly enjoying the last 50 pages, so perhaps one of these days I should go back to the beginning of the book and read it in that light to see if it's improved.
Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book through the First Look program in exchange for an honest review.
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Read information about the authorRobert Perisic (Robert Perišić) is a prominent Croatian writer and journalist.
He has published award-winning nonfiction, fiction, and poetry titles in his native language. He began writing short stories in the 1990s with a clear anti-war sentiment and is now considered one of the most important writers and journalists in the country. He currently lives in Zagreb, Croatia.
His novel Naš čovjek na terenu (Our Man in Iraq) received the prestigious literary award 'Jutarnji list'. The German edition of the novel (‘Unser Mann vor Ort’) also received ‘Literaturpreis der Steiermärkischen Sparkasse 2011’ in Graz, Austria. The English edition of the novel is published in 2012. In 2013 the US edition will come out.
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