Friday, December 22, 2006

What is Carl Hiaasen reading?

The bestselling author Carl Hiaasen recently talked to the Christian Science Monitor about what he was listening to and viewing for entertainment.

And reading:
I'm reading a book called What Was Asked of Us [by Trish Wood and Bobby Muller]. It's a collection of first-person accounts of the Iraq war from war veterans. [The authors] let them talk about what they were told, what they believed, and what happened. They are some of the most moving, heartbreaking, and infuriating things you'll ever read. These are just men and women who went over to do a job - real, true heroes - and they had no idea what they were getting into. One example is a guy in the Army talking about rolling into Baghdad and how they were begging and begging for armor for their Humvees, and for vests once the IEDs [improvised explosive devices] started. In this guy's case, it never came. It just gives you chills.
Click here to read about what Hiaasen is watching and listening to.

--Marshal Zeringue