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The Yellow Birds (2012)

The Yellow Birds (2012)

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3.75 of 5 Votes: 1
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0316219363 (ISBN13: 9780316219365)
Little, Brown

About book The Yellow Birds (2012)

I wanted to like this book more than I did. I had heard good things about it, but I found myself having difficulty getting into it. It was not an easy read for me. It seemed more like a book you would read for a college class than a book you would read for pleasure. The language was a bit flowery and dense for me, so at times I found myself thinking, "Would you just get to the point already?" I did like the way that the book evolved, giving you a few more clues as to what happened with each passing chapter. It definitely built up suspense and drama for the end result of what actually happened to him in Iraq. I would be curious to know how close this is to the real experiences of our soldiers there, but I don't think I am actually curious or motivated enough by this book to do further research. The five stars is for the complex and abrupt emotions I was left with, which were totally unexpected. I didn't immediately get sucked in to the story line, and the author's style isn't completely polished. But I can't remember another book having affected me so much despite my slight dislike of the way it was written. The author makes the feelings of war seem so accessible to a reader who has never experienced military life.

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The dirty secrets of war and the sheer burden of humanity.

A little too much "if I knew then what I know now."

great discussion in our group

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