Realism is masterfully achieved in this collection of short stories All the short stories are alike in the theme of our modern war They re told with anecdotal precision in modern vernacular so it is never boring All of them are written in the first person POV which makes the entire work personal Bottom line It really is one very important read Veteran s Day November 11thTo all our War Veterans with tremendous appreciation and pride a heartfelt Thank You for your bravery and steely character not just on the battlefield but in resuming Life after it There are two ways to tell
"The Story Funny Or Sad "story Funny or sad like it funny with lots of gore and a grin on your face when you get to the end Girls like it sad with a thousand yard stare out to the distance as you gaze upon the horrors of war they can t uite see Phil Klay RedeploymentThe Ira conflict is clearly emerging as the war narrative of our country With its highly sophisticated and damaging weaponry our veterans are left with the intense stories of the ill gotten complex myriad of physically and psychologically devastating injuries Redeployment is a raw gut wrenching dis embowelling short story collection focused on the Marine s tour in Fallujah a window through which to view the Ira experience from the most important perspective through the eyes of those who served there These vivid portraits detail palpitating combat action the call of duty undeniable courage and loyalty to one s fellow soldier intense stories of the hero who is sometimes the antihero his disenchantment from the glorified myth that the American soldier went to war and came back all the stronger for the experience the dehumanization effect of war indelibly sketched between the lines the devastating battle wounds and deep psychological scars the shattering impact and permanent damage to both soldiers and civilians lives stories that end in the silent uestion of the soldier s intact morality and wholesome future In the streets firefights sniper attacks gore and guts gas bloated dead hajji the streets firefights sniper attacks gore and guts gas bloated dead hajji the sun unseeing eyes bulging toward the sky It could have been you but he got fuckedInsurgent hiding in the stinking pool of liuid shit waiting to fire on you as you turn your back You saw him first so he got fuckedLittle Irai faces peering out a window the mother screaming in horror the fourteen year old id obliterated by your rifle fire Never mind he was holding an AK it was either him or you and he got fuckedYou did what you had to do to survive maybe injured civilians in the process Bombs missiles IED s bone shattering rounds torture scattered limbs seared flesh You survived but you still got fuckedHome now No sleep When it fitfully comes you return to the battlefield in dreams and odd memories When I thought back on it there were the memories I had and the stories I told and they sort of sat together in my mind the stories becoming stronger every time I retold them feeling and true Wounds too deep so much pain it hurts too much A human being in enough pain is just a screaming animalNo one comes home from the war unchangedOn coming home did our governmental institution expect it to be a calm and easy transition into the after life for you You re now an unemployed or unemployable war vet have they nonchalantly condemned you to subsist on the inevitable artificial life support of Disability or the stuporous numbness of perpetual inadeuate medical managementPhil Klay noticeably avoids taking political positions that would ha. Un soldat en Irak doit abattre des chiens ui se nourrissent de cadavres puis uelues mois après reprendre place sur son canapé dans une banlieue résidentielle où femme et labrador l’attendent Un marine affecté aux “Affaires mortuaires” identifie transporte et inhume des combattants indistinctement Irakiens et Amé. .
Eone in Army but Marines are still present in all the stories deployed in the Middle East life after deployment and what being in a war does to you Each story is it s own particular view of the war and the people engaged in it A Marine just back who had been involved in shooting dogs in Ira Chaplins Adjuncts working desk duty and are now living in New York City Marines in the infantry collecting the bodies of dead soldiers so they can be processed and sent back to America driving Convoy Engineers Who Repair engineers who repair working artillery doing psyops A civilian is charged with teaching Irai children about baseball because one rich constituent believes this is important to lasting
CHANGE IN THE COUNTRY PEOPLE TRYin the country People try come to terms with what they are doing fight and engage in missions they don t understand Face almost certain death because of bad decisions Try to deal with civilians once they have done their tours I can t do this book justice Each story is so engaging and each one has it s own uniue take It s raw in it s emotions It s unflinching in the reality it presents and it doesn t succumb to neat moralization or tidy answers for the dilemmas the various soldiers face This is another example of the pile of amazing books being released in 2014 Irritating Annoying Draining Wayyyyyyy too much profanity The in house jargon acronyms were absurd I m not familiar with complex military terminology Much of this audible came off feeling like ramblings It wasn t easy to difficult to follow This wasn t a book I was dying to read making things clear upfront however it s the new chosen pick for my local book clubso I was game I downloaded this book from my library on my over drive app and started listening AWFUL just plain awful People really took value away from this book No meI felt like I was being talked to to death When the narrators were not saying fuckand Bullshit their stories were choppy descriptions and short sentences All the stories felt repetitive and the characters similar I get itthese guys
messed up by war clear I can t for In these dozen stories Klay draws from his own experience as a US Marine captain to give us one of the most compelling depictions to date of the Ira war and especially of the psychic toll it continues to exact on those who fought in it In this regard Redeployment will inevitably draw comparisons to The Things They Carried 1990 Tim O Brien s masterful evocation of the Vietnam War Somewhat remarkably given Klay s age he s only 30 and his admittedly mild deployment in Ira one defined mostly he has written by long hours at a cheap plywood desk in a cheap plywood hut the comparison is apt Have you been seeking the Tim O Brien or the Joseph Heller or the Erich Maria Remarue for our foray into Ira Mission accomplishedRead our full review of this extraordinarily powerful debut For those of you Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante keeping score American Sniper 1 starRedeployment 5 starsRedeployment is everything you want in a war book an unflinching look at the disconnect between the people fighting and the country sending them to fight It s smart in every way that American Sniper is over simplistic showcasing the ins and outs of war with sensitivity and nuance whereas American Sniper practically screams F yeah Let sill savages in the name of freedom While fiction the voices resonate with truth than the autobiography of our most lethal sniper this is the Ira war told through many different lenses forming a comprehensive picture of the war experienc. Rtout comment vivent ceux ui sont rentrés Entre brutalité et foi culpabilité et peur impuissance et besoin de survie les vétérans cherchent un sens à donner au chaos auuel ils ont réchappé Écrit avec un réalisme pur et dur ce livre fait de Phil Klay l’une des nouvelles voix les plus talentueuses de sa générati. Ve interfered with his true purpose the human experience of the war itself uite frankly too many troops did not fully grasp why they were even there Klay contrasts the gravity of this war of ambiguous missions with the injection of some levity for example revealing the farcical projects like building irrelevant flawed infrastructure or the circumlocution in providing medical care and jobs for Irai women still in an oppressed society based on their religion Klay s writing is powerful and compelling most of all realistic I can t recommend this book highly enough Redeployment might probably become a modern war classic In any event it has my vote Believing war is beyond words is an abrogation of responsibility it lets civilians off the hook from trying to understand and veterans off the hook from needing to explain You don t honor someone by telling them The writing here is excellent and this offers a necessary look at war and its effects but there is a sameness across the stories that I didn t love By the end of the book not one character was distinct in my mind In Redeployment Phil Klay a former Marine who served in Ira grapples with a different war but aims for a similar effect showing us the myriad human manifestations that result from the collision of young heavily armed Americans with a fractured and deeply foreign country that very few of them even remotely understand Klay succeeds brilliantly capturing on an intimate scale the ways in which the war in Ira evoked a uniue array of emotion predicament and heartbreak In Klay s hands Ira comes across not merely as a theater of war bu If I had to sum up my feelings about this book in one word could I do that What word would I choose to describe this stunning collection of short stories Thought provoking perfect intense brutal authentic raw heartbreaking honest hard to read brilliant unforgettableluckily I don t have to describe this in a word because uite frankly I don t think I could I m supposed to be reading All The Light We Cannot See the 28 day library loan that is due back in three days but I picked up Redeployment and I didn t want to put it down I m not a fan of short stories and might not have read this book had I realized it was a collection but it grabbed me with the first sentence and Never Let Go Each Story let go Each story a different aspect of the Ira War with each voice very distinct Each story is a work of art The writing is beautiful and flawless This fiction is very real The I write the I realize that I cannot properly review this book having just finished it My nerves are still jangled my emotions twisted my heart broken I have tremendous undying daily respect for every member of our military This book is a brutally honest look at war that would be a difficult read for many but it is an important work that I wish everyone would read Outstanding Maybe everything is just fucked I blast off a review pointing out how bad a shitty poetry is and it is one of my most popular reviews Thank you all for the votes but I wish of my thank yous got seen by as many people as that particular fuck youThere is certainly no fuck you here this collection of stories about Marines is awesome It here this collection of stories about Marines is awesome It the ind of book that reminds me why I spend so much time reading it makes all the sometimes dry spells of mediocre and mildly forgettable books all worth it These twelve stories cover all sorts of experiences of being a Marine mostly one story is from a civilian s point of view and another from som. Ricains Pendant ce temps un jeune officier se voit assigner la tâche absurde d’améliorer la vie des civils en leur apprenant à jouer au base ball Dans Fin de mission Phil Klay emmène le lecteur sur les lignes de front de l’Irak et de l’Afghanistan Il cherche à comprendre ce ui s’est passé là bas mais aussi su. ,Were Messed Up By War Clear I Can T For