Monday, 4 March 2013

American Sniper - Chris Kyle

This is an autobiography of a SEAL sniper during the second Iraq War, and like others books written by soldiers it is actually more readable strangely (for example Apache by Ed Macy) than similar biographies written by reporters (even if they were embedded).

One of the really good features in this book is the inserts from his wife giving a really good extra dimension to the book.

This is a fast paced book, that leads the reader through the narrative effectively.

The author you respect. His cowboy nature is raised every so often, and problems with Head Shed (senior officers) is well documented in the book.

It is a fast paced, good read, the level of graphic detail is low (which would be have been a problem), written from a first person perspective and too a certain extent a 'warts and all' account. It appears to have been written with an American audience in mind, though the Polish army comes out in the book in a very positive light. The inserts from his wife are an excellent addition to the book, counterbalancing the action, with the effect the war has one the soldier's family. Reference is made to another book Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, and this author's charity work after leaving the SEALs is discussed..

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