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Redeployment

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    _"Redeployment" is today's top fictional account of Mi

    _"Redeployment" is today's top fictional account of Middle East combat, told in a series of story-chapters by Marines on and off the firing line. This first rate attention grabber moves along in a flow of action, irony, humor, and profound sadness.
    Check out the first chapter for the book's sustaining tone; every line is fast and no nonsense. The reader learns that home-bound Marines--coming from places like Fallujah--do so in carefully managed steps. "See, it's not a straight shot from war to the Jacksonville mall." Instead, it's a bus to Kuwait where the troops are packed in the plush wonder of a commercial airliner.
    Heavy armament is everywhere: "You've got a rifle between your knees...Some Marines got M9 pistols, but they take away your bayonets because you're not allowed to have knives on an airplane." Memories suddenly emerge. The "doing the death rattle, foaming and shaking ...He's hit with a 7.62...he'll be gone in a second, but the company XO walks up, pulls out his KA-BAR, and slits his throat...On the flight I thought about that..." The final irony, the last stage of deployment, is the warm hometown parade. But even here you're always watching your back, guarded as an orange traffic light. And always, always, there ias that distance between you, the civilian, and the warrior.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    great book!

    The storytelling is great. The Things They Carried really put the Vietnam War in perspective. This collection of stories does that for the War in Iraq.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Sky :)

    Look i cried at the dogs getting shot but i dont like hearing about that so i wouldnt recemend this to people who love animals as much as i do... But on the other hand i had to say it astonishingly wonderful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2014

    Riveting

    Like any book of short stories, some are going to better than others.

    And, to be honest, some of these stories where a without "wow."

    However, when they were good, man, they were really, really good. Riveting.

    Even the less good ones are full of raw emotion and language.

    Definite read.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book. Like another commenter said, it has

    I really enjoyed this book. Like another commenter said, it has a similar feel to Tim O'Brien's "The Things they Carried" 
    It shows the reality of being deployed in Iraq, and the aftermath through the experiences of admin marines to infantry, to propagandists. It has no "moto" feel, instead,
    it just shows the truth for these men and women. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Dont waste your money

    First time in a while I didnt bother to finish a book.
    Fiction. Dont waste your money.
    Couldnt give it a half star...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 19, 2014

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