Kimo's War is compelling. The story alone will rapidly seize the attention of fans of military fiction and non-fiction, collectors of first-person histories of the U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and particularly those who have had boots on the ground in either theater. It is a complex psychological and comedic narrative of the life and mind of LT Kimo Kitazono and his alter ego, Lapu (Hawaiian God of Darkness), who materializes as a defense mechanism in Kimo's mind during the War. The trifecta of Kimo, Lapu, and sub-textually, the author, emerge through the story as both the main and supporting characters. The writing is raw, and at times, humorous and satirical. The narrative reads like Dave Barry with a healthy dose of PJ O'Rourke and is seeded with heavier verse reminiscent of Joseph Heller. You will laugh and you will cry. But perhaps more importantly, you will experience first-hand wartime conflict and its physical and psychological aftermath through the unique perspective of the author, James J Frey. The book will surely find a permanent place in many personal libraries.