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review Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Brian Van Reet Brian Van Reet ↠ 5 Download The finest Ira War novel yet written by an American Wall Street Journal 10 Best Novels of the YearAn electrifying debut The Economist that maps the blurred lines between good and evil soldier and civilian victor and vanuishedLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceIt is April 2003 American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds But this vital tipping point is barely recognized for w It s 2003 and I m in Ira watching while a young female American soldier is captured an only slightly older male American soldier is elsewhere learning the truth of war and a seasoned mujahedeen finds his brothers becoming much radicalisedOh hang on no I m not there It is a book It didn t really happen It is a book It is a book It didn t really happen Did itI m not the usual war story reader and even less so modern day warfare so it surprised me to no end how much I loved this book And isn t that the best kind It is about war but it is much than that The way Van Reet is able to immerse you into this time period and these lives is remarkable I guess there is nothing like first hand experience to draw on the senselessness and humanity of war The story plays out like a film in front of your eyes and I really hope that one day this is made into a film that does it justice and moves audiences the way that Hurt Locker didI recommend this book to anyone that likes to read Don t be put off by the fact it is a war book Just go and read itThanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review Hers to Protect yet written by an American Wall Street Journal 10 Best Novels of the YearAn electrifying debut The Economist that maps the blurred lines between good and evil soldier and civilian victor and vanuishedLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceIt is April 2003 American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds But this vital tipping point is barely recognized for w It s 2003 and I m in Ira watching while a Her Small-Town Hero young female American soldier is captured an only slightly older male American soldier is elsewhere learning the truth of war and a seasoned mujahedeen finds his brothers becoming much radicalisedOh hang on no I m not there It is a book It didn t really happen It is a book It is a book It didn t really happen Did itI m not the usual war story reader and even less so modern day warfare so it surprised me to no end how much I loved this book And isn t that the best kind It is about war but it is much than that The way Van Reet is able to immerse Red Tail (Travis Trilogy you into this time period and these lives is remarkable I guess there is nothing like first hand experience to draw on the senselessness and humanity of war The story plays out like a film in front of Promises in Tumble Creek your eyes and I really hope that one day this is made into a film that does it justice and moves audiences the way that Hurt Locker didI recommend this book to anyone that likes to read Don t be put off by the fact it is a war book Just go and read itThanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review

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Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet

review Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Brian Van Reet Brian Van Reet ↠ 5 Download Hat it is as a series of miscalculations and blunders fuels an already simmering insurgency intent on making Ira the next graveyard of empiresIn dazzling and propulsive prose Brian Van Reet explores the lives on both sides of the battle lines Cassandra a nineteen year old gunner on an American Humvee who is captured during a deadly firefight and awakens in a prison cell; Abu al Hool a lifelong mujahedeen beset by a simmering crisis o One thing abundantly clear is that Van Reet knows what he s talking about when he writes war he conveys the chaos the confusion and the visceral nature of combat with a raw and clear eyed intention We hear the noise we see the blood we smell the fear and the fireThat said there are signs of less than complete mastery over the craft of novel writing for one there are too many switches in points of view two 1st person narrators plus a 3rd person narrative focalised through a female soldier and that constant flitting backwards and forwards in time and geography that so many authors do without necessarily considering what it adds to the story they re telling Rather than creating tension or roundedness this served to distract and irritate me the second 1st person narrative by a tank soldier especially seems to add little other than a bit of handy moralising about the lacks of morals in a war settingWhat attracted me to this book was the blurb about the captured female soldier and Van Reet treats this strand superbly again it s a shame that we re halfway through the book before this advertised storyline emerges When it does the closely wrought tension the twisted intimacy between captors and captives ramp the book up and these sections alone in between all the to ing and fro ing to other people and places would have warranted a 5 star rating Especially impressive is the way Van Reet gets inside a female consciousness something that not all male authors do with success So a somewhat mixed response fom me though one which is certainly positive overall the claustrophobic and sometimes shocking events during the captivity scenes are what made this a standout read for me focus less generalising war is chaos I m sure it is but too many other books are saying the same thing would have upped my rating 35 stars rounded up to 4 because the taut captivity scenes are rendered superbly Thanks to the publisher for an ARC via NetGalley Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers year old gunner on an American Humvee who is captured during a deadly firefight and awakens in a prison cell; Abu al Hool a lifelong mujahedeen beset by a simmering crisis o One thing abundantly clear is that Van Reet knows what he s talking about when he writes war he conveys the chaos the confusion and the visceral nature of combat with a raw and clear eyed intention We hear the noise we see the blood we smell the fear and the fireThat said there are signs of less than complete mastery over the craft of novel writing for one there are too many switches in points of view two 1st person narrators plus a 3rd person narrative focalised through a female soldier and that constant flitting backwards and forwards in time and geography that so many authors do without necessarily considering what it adds to the story they re telling Rather than creating tension or roundedness this served to distract and irritate me the second 1st person narrative by a tank soldier especially seems to add little other than a bit of handy moralising about the lacks of morals in a war settingWhat attracted me to this book was the blurb about the captured female soldier and Van Reet treats this strand superbly again it s a shame that we re halfway through the book before this advertised storyline emerges When it does the closely wrought tension the twisted intimacy between captors and captives ramp the book up and these sections alone in between all the to ing and fro ing to other people and places would have warranted a 5 star rating Especially impressive is the way Van Reet gets inside a female consciousness something that not all male authors do with success So a somewhat mixed response fom me though one which is certainly positive overall the claustrophobic and sometimes shocking events during the captivity scenes are what made this a standout read for me focus less generalising war is chaos I m sure it is but too many other books are saying the same thing would have upped my rating 35 stars rounded up to 4 because the taut captivity scenes are rendered superbly Thanks to the publisher for an ARC via NetGalley

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review Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Brian Van Reet Brian Van Reet ↠ 5 Download F conscience as he struggles against enemies from without and within including the next wave of far radicalized jihadists; and Specialist Sleed a tank crewman who goes along with a victimless crime the conseuences of which are awful than any he could have imaginedDepicting a war spinning rapidly out of control destined to become a modern classic Spoils is an unsparing and morally complex novel that chronicles the human cost of comba More book reviews on wwwsnazzybookscom For me Spoils is a tricky book to write about There were parts of it I found deeply fascinating and which really hooked me in mainly the parts where Cassandra is in captivity which were so disturbing but at the same time incredibly interesting to read about The general theme of army life and conditions in Afghanistan is also one I found I became absorbed inI wasn t overly keen on the way the novel was structured I found the switches in narrator a little confusing I usually really enjoy books that swap around a lot but in Spoils I found it a bit off putting at times I think I really just wanted to read about Cassandra s capture as that s what really hooked me in from the synopsis Unfortunately it takes a long time in the storyline before that actually happens and I found myself feeling a bit impatient as I wanted the narrative to get to that point despite knowing it would be disturbing tricky at times to read I understand that the section before that point is laying out the run up to these events and really setting the scene but I found that I much preferred reading the scenes about Cassandra s captivity and how Abu al Hool s brotherhood treated her as it was just so intriguing and different to read about I felt Cassandra s captivity as if I was experiencing it myself and this is a testament to Brian Van Reet s writing and knowledge on the subject very impressiveI would recommend this novel and feel it is an important novel to read especially with everything going on in the world today and it s certainly something different as well as being a powerful readRating 35 bumped to 4Many thanks to the publisher Vintage Random House UK for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review


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    Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Free download · 5 In 2003 as American forces have taken over Baghdad a group of American troops is captured and held prisoner by jihadists The book follows three people's perspectives Cassandra who is one of the troops that has been captured and is a POW Sleed who is a crewman and specialist taking advantage of the chaos in the wake of the war and Abu al hool

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    Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Free download · 5 Spoils is both fast paced and hard to put down This story covers eight weeks during the early stages of the war in Ira in 2003 It is written from three points of view but I mostly connected with young female American soldier Specialist Cassandra Wigheard and a Jihadist called Abu al HoolBe warned this is not a light read I don’

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    Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Free download · 5 It's 2003 and I'm in Ira watching while a young female American soldier is captured an only slightly older male American soldier is elsewhere learning the truth of war and a seasoned mujahedeen finds his brothers becoming much radicalisedOh ha

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    Brian Van Reet ↠ 5 Download Read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Brian Van Reet review Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet 45 Stars ––– A GoodReads Win – Highly Recommended I should begin by admitting this When I was much younger at the close of every prayer I asked for the strength to die unafraid Now often I pray to live righteously 24Brian Van Reet has written an exceptional literary novel about the hardships the violence and chaos and the disturbing realities of the Ira War SPOILS is a first rate debut for this author

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    Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Free download · 5 A gripping literary novel about jihadism and US the invasion of Ira Don't expect an action packed war novel this is not that kind of book Rather it tells the tale of a female US gunner who is captured along with two of her colleagues a male US tank crewman who is part of the effort to find and rescue them; and a veteran mujahid from the Afghan Soviet war who is battling personal doubts about the direction and

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    Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Free download · 5 Spoils takes readers into the Ira war stripping away the facade of accepted views of the enemy and the justification of war to reveal the com

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    Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Free download · 5 review Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet More book reviews on wwwsnazzybookscom For me Spoils is a tricky book to write about There were parts of it I found deeply fascinating and which really hooked me in – mainly the parts where Cassandra is in captivity which were so disturbing but at the same time incredibly interesting to read about The general theme of army life and conditions in Afghanistan is also one I found I became absorbed inI wasn’t overly keen

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    review Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet Read Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Brian Van Reet Brian Van Reet ↠ 5 Download This one can be placed right beside ALL UIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT THE NAKED AND THE DEAD FROM HERE TO ETERNITY it is that powerful and important a novel of war and the effects Van Reet gives you stories from both

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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Spoils AUTHOR Brian Van Reet
  • Brian Van Reet
  • English
  • 05 May 2019
  • 9780316316163