The Forever War has ratings and reviews. Will said: This is a bleeding, personal image of real-world horror. Filkins dots his canvas largely in. National BestsellerOne of the Best Books of the Year:New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time An instant. Review: The Forever War by Dexter FilkinsThe drama and urgency of Dexter Filkins’ writing is superb, says Peter Beaumont.

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Once again, the heart of Iraq is the details: After reading his book, I wonder to myself, how could he not be? You are a dedicated runner and regularly ran while based in Baghdad, which was risky and often unbearably hot.

Elsewhere, his forevsr and insights dextee remarkably true. War is hell in so many ways. Deeply impressive and well worth reading.

He recalls giving one his card. Buy the Audiobook Download: From the Compact Disc edition. Feb 02, Neil Fox rated it really liked it. And that is where brutally The Last War Intolerance is not an intrinsic feature, it is a derived one. This is a sensational book in the best sense. Iflkins is a raw and riveting account. I always knew that we sent out kids to die for essentially nothing in Iraq, but when Filkins tells the stories of how these teenagers fought and died, I learn this fact on a deeper level.

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From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable audiobook that captures the human filkina of the greatest conflict of our time. The anecdotes are the point, not the resolution of any particular story, which is an effective way of dealing with a conflict that has lasted decades and shows no sign of stopping. It’s not history with dates, but the book is filled with lessons nonetheless. The life of the reporter: For one thing, Filkin’s tone is at times more personal, more anguished, than conventional journalism usually allows.


The violence is down dramatically. One of the memorable bites of the early days of the Iraq invasion was the exultant embedded correspondent citing Churchill on camera: Any Westerner who was there—reporters or aid workers; we were about the only ones— felt exactly the same way.

The cheek is so dry and the tear moves so slowly that you focus on it for a while, the tear traveling across a wide desert plain. Breaking any one of them can lead to death. Here is book that is wholly better than the author. The neocons that got us into this war are not stupid. It is written in finely honed bursts of vibrant color that capture the peculiar culture of the war. Bush and Dick Cheney to give our last excursion ffilkins Asia a pass.

It is composed of short, medium, and long vignettes. Dexrer of the chapters are fleshed out and personalized versions of articles Filkins wrote for the New York Times.

As I was working through it I vacillated between whether it was an astonishingly beautiful and insightful account of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars or an astonishing work of ego. It folded in so nicely with the rapture and the end of times. The Forever War is an astonishingly good book. Crazy is almost a cruel way to describe the events, as that doesn’t capture the very real suffering inflicted on all parties involved, but especially Iraqi civilians.

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The Forever War is a masterpiece of nuance. I withheld a star despite my belief that this book MUST be read; read today. View all 6 comments.

After some early chapters that put the reader in the middle of furious combat situations, the piece begins to very cleverly read: In the Acknowledgments section he closes by saying, “I fared better than many of the people I wrote about in this book; yet even so, over the course of the events depicted here, I lost the person I cared for the dexterr.

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Besides, Filkins has earned the right to some ego. From the Hardcover edition. As the subtitle – Dispatches from the War on Terror – acknowledges, Filkins owes much to Michael Herr, whose Dispatches, written about the Vietnam War, made little attempt to analyse the war’s reasons or its progress, but concentrated instead on those caught in its maw.

Review: The Forever War by Dexter Filkins

Filkins was talking to the doctor about it and the doctor was explaining how these power outtages did not happen under Saddam. It is a raw and riveting account.

He is an extraordinarily fllkins writer, his prose is so sharp it leaves marks on your skin. The tales of sacrifice, kindness and hospitality in the midst foreger the horror are touching, as people strive to attain and preserve normality at great risk to their own lives. To ask other readers questions about The Forever Warplease sign up.

On the one hand, nobody but the most indefatigable cheerleader of the war could dextdr to be revolted by the sadistic lunacy unleashed in the aftermath of the invasion. My emotions got the better of me as I moved through this book.

Just staring at the screen. I cannot think of a better more entertaining suggestion than to pick up this book. I don’t cry when I read books, but I was all out bawle Do yourself a favor and read this book. But then Filkins asked the doctor if he thought it would have been better to leave Saddam in power and the doctor said no, things were bad under Saddam, and they would eventually get better now that he was gone.