Friday, June 15, 2012

From an English Reader

Moving and beautifully written
This review is from: Shade It Black (Hardcover)
We don't read the narrator as a woman for the first few chapters. She is a marine, without gender, until slowly the prejudice shades her in too. This is one of the best books on war I have read, and because it unpacks a woman's place amongst the body bags and latrines it is deeply provocative about what must happen to make soldiers. What is so good, is the writing too. There is much here to learn about humanity and it is all beautifully told.