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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

    KTD review of this book.

    This is the greatest book i ever read and will most likely ever read. i picked this book for a free reading project in mrs. rosencrans class and to get points for it i have to write a book review. out of the three book i read this is the best one i enjoyed this book alot. i think its so funny and awfully true it made me laugh for hours. its a great to read if you like true stories about real people in real jobs doing everthing thing they can to live and being realy realy honiest about everthing and a straight up about it and not missing anylittle detial about what he did and what he said. he was also not afriad to say what he had in his head which is also why i liked this book. i think more people should write books like this then i would read more and books because they tell a real story of people being what they are and not trying to be something their not. his guy should get some type of reward for his book and have the jewels to write whats on his mind and not hide it like other writers. so if you like books about life and war and people being them selves and just saying things just to say it. i also thing this guy should come out with another book about what he thinks now and the problems in america with the whole health care plan and sending more troops to afghanistan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is one of the best memoirs I have read in ages- having grown up in the military, married into it and worked for them- this story gives an unbiased view of the craziness that goes on in war. The lack of direction, being shot at and of course the ultimate important doing paperwork. The descriptions of each of the characters- the fear of death and passive aggressiveness made you cry, laugh and yell. I am thankful that someone like Johnny Rico had the guts to write a story like this. You have to read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2007

    The best memoir of modern warfare I have ever read.

    I was in Iraq, not afghanistan, but this book hit me as a classic about the absurdity and outrageousness of warfare today. It was laugh out loud funny and disturbing at the same time. I was an educated enlisted man like the author. I felt that Rico hands down wrote the best book about the War on Terrorism there is. I recommend this book to everyone I know, I just wish they would listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2007

    Funny, honest and engrossing

    A war memoir like no other. The author takes you inside the crazy, scary, funny and graphic lives of an Army unit stuck deep in Taliban territory in Afghanistan. Reminded me of Catch 22 or M*A*S*H except its a true story! Great first book from someone I am sure we will be hearing more from in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2007

    American Classic

    I read an advance copy of this book and it absolutely blew me away. This is the ultimate coming-of-age memoir for the start of the 21st century. BLOOD MAKES THE GRASS GROW GREEN is to this generation what the RED BADGE OR COURAGE or CATCH-22 was to prior ones. It captures youth and war and patriotism in a way that is so brutally honest that I found myself cringing, laughing, and crying through the chapters. The prose is beautiful and the journey hilariously Quixotic. Johnny Rico¿s memoir of his painful year in Afghanistan as an enlisted soldier deserves to become an American classic. Bravo, Johnny!

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