Friday, July 15, 2016

Ten top books about the Iraq war

Derek Miller is the author of the award-winning Norwegian by Night and the forthcoming The Girl in Green. One of his top ten books about the Iraq war, as shared at the Guardian:
Fobbit by David Abrams (2012)

There is the world. And then there is the world that we would prefer the world to be. Most of us spend too much time in the latter. And when it comes to the American public and their views of soldiers and soldiering, it can seem like a permanent vacation. But in this wickedly funny novel, Abrams sees right past the self-aggrandising illusions and comforting fairytales that tuck the US in at night.
Read about another entry on the list.

Fobbit is among Jenny Shank's five unforgettable fictional characters with dirty jobs, Jesse Goolsby's top fifteen books about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Joel Cunningham's seven sharpest modern satires.

The Page 69 Test: Fobbit.

--Marshal Zeringue