WAR

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh

Sing along…

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y’all

Well, maybe a book? Sebastian Junger – author of The Perfect Storm – has a new book – titled War.

Heard about it? I saw the interview on the Daly Show and decided to buy it.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-may-11-2010/sebastian-junger

Didn’t make it very far into it – about 50 pages. If there is an opposite to chick lit, this is it. So, I gave it to my husband; he read it – through the graphic killing, bombing, odors, etc, – and, oh yeah, male bonding? He liked it.

The NY Times has a review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/books/review/Filkins-t.html

In it, the reviewer, Dexter Filkins, says that Junger “uses the platoon (the second of Battle Company, part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade) as a kind of laboratory to examine the human condition…”  and  ”Junger captures some nice moments…”

Do you remember any “nice moments”?  I asked my substitute reader.  I’m still waiting for an answer.

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