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Farther Shore

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2008

    What drives a soldier

    I loved this book. What lurks deep inside a soldier...the fear, the numbing acceptance of the violence and sacrifice that makes up their lives, are subtly laid out in short novel. No false, Rambo-style bravado here, just a brief and intense look at men at war.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    A Quick and Good Read

    Spare engaging prose. I was sitting on the edge of my chair for large portions of the novel. In parts, it reminded me of Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road.' Seemingly very real account of the tragic consequences of war in general, and of urban combat in particular.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

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    A quiet, serious, yet quick read.

    I picked this up at the recommendation of one of Eck's students. Since I read few stories involving soldiers (Tim O'Brien the exception, and the author to whom Eck is oft compared), the plot and characters felt uncommon to me, though I suspect they're atypical regardless. The novel contains bursts of adrenaline-fueled action tempered with lengths of stillness. In both cases, the unknown out-measures the known factors for these men. I enjoyed the book, and found the characters sympathetic.

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    Posted November 23, 2008

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