Friday, January 23, 2015

Seven of the best recent books to give an honest account of war

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well.

At B & N Reads Somers tagged seven of the best recent books that give an honest account of war, including:
Shock Factor: American Snipers in the War on Terror, by Jack Coughlin and John R. Bruning

This engrossing, often thrilling book explores the life of the modern-day sniper, switching from pulse-pounding action tale to heartbreaking emotional exploration of the very human people behind the scope. Coughlin is a retired sniper who provides an insider’s perspective that’s compelling and absolutely authentic, with eye-opening examples of snipers embroiled in tense battles of wills with their counterparts, playing central roles in historic moments, and discovering the inhuman practices of their own allies.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue