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In 2003 as American forces have aken over Baghdad a group of American roops is captured and held prisoner by jihadists The book follows Dating the Guy Upstairs three people s perspectives Cassandra who is one ofhe How'd You Score That Gig?: A Guide to the Coolest Jobs-and How to Get Them troopshat has been captured and is a POW Sleed who is a crewman and specialist Walt Disney's Cinderella (A Little Golden Book Classic) taking advantage ofhe chaos in he wake of he war and Abu al hool one of Due Diligence the mujahideen struggling withhe new wave of people joining heir cause It s
#2003 and i #and I in Ira watching while a young female American soldier is captured an only slightly older male American soldier is elsewhere learning he Coyote Frontier truth of war and a seasoned mujahedeen finds his brothers becoming much radicalisedOh hang on no I m nothere It is a book It didn Anything We Love Can Be Saved t really happen It is a book It is a book It didn really happen Did itI m not My Swedish Cousins the usual war story reader and even less so modern day warfare so it surprised meo no end how much I loved Mexican Hooker this book And isn hat he best kind It is about war but it is much The Secret Teachings of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels thanhat The way Van Reet is able An Open Spook (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, to immerse you intohis ime period and
these lives is remarkable I guess here is nothing like first hand experience Cannibal: The True Story Behind the Maneater of Rotenburg to draw onhe senselessness andlives is remarkable I guess here is nothing like first hand experience o draw on he senselessness and of war The story plays out like a film in front of your eyes and I really hope hat one day Tweaked this is made into a filmhat does it justice and moves audiences The Crooked Branch the wayhat Hurt Locker didI recommend The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance this booko anyone The Secret Of The Caves / The Secrets of Pirates Hill / The Secret of the Old Mill (The Hardy Boys that likeso read Don be put off by he fact it is a war book Just go and read itThanks o he publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review One The Superhuman Mind: How to Unleash Your Inner Genius thing abundantly clear ishat Van Reet knows what he s Ten Points talking about when he writes war he conveyshe chaos Double Dealing the confusion andhe visceral nature of combat with a raw and clear eyed intention We hear Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and Theme the noise we seehe blood we smell Steampunk Style Jewelry the fear andhe fireThat said here are signs of less han complete mastery over Sapphique (Incarceron, the craft of novel writing for onehere are oo many switches in points of view wo 1st person narrators plus a 3rd person narrative focalised hrough a female soldier and hat constant flitting backwards and forwards in Traditional Country Furniture: 21 Projects in the Shaker, Appalachian and Farmhouse Styles time and geographyhat so many authors do without necessarily considering what it adds o he story The Red Sea Bride they reelling Rather Attaboy, Sam! than creatingension or roundedness I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President this servedo distract and irritate me More-Igami the second 1st person narrative by aank soldier especially seems o add little other han a bit of handy moralising about Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present the lacks of morals in a war settingWhat attracted meo Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory this book washe blurb about he captured female soldier and Van Reet reats Desperate Networks this strand superbly again it s a shamehat we re halfway El Reino Que No Podía Ser Compartido throughhe book before his advertised storyline emerges When it does he closely wrought ension he The Culling Trials twisted intimacy between captors and captives ramphe book up and The New Rules of Work: The ultimate career guide for the modern workplace these sections alone in between allhe o ing and fro ing o other people and places would have warranted a 5 star rating Especially impressive is The Investigators the way Van Reet gets inside a female consciousness somethinghat not all male authors do with success So a somewhat mixed response fom me HIV Prevention Saves Lives (Classic Reprint) though one which is certainly positive overallhe claustrophobic and sometimes shocking events during he captivity Scenes Are What Made This A Standout Read For Me are what made his a standout read for me less generalising war is chaos I m sure it is but Because It Feels Good too many other books are sayinghe same hing would have upped my rating 35 stars rounded up o 4 because he aut captivity scenes are rendered superbly Thanks Programming in Objective-C 2.0 tohe publisher fo. The finest Ira War novel yet written by an American Wall Street Journal 10 Best Novels of Writing Under Pressure: The Quick Writing Process (Oxford Paperbacks) the YearAn electrifying debut The Economisthat maps La Batalla the blurred lines between good and evil soldier and civilian victor and vanuishedLonglisted forhe Andrew Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceIt is April 2003 American forces have aken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds But his vital Math and Science Workout for the Act, 4th Edition: Extra Practice for an Excellent Score tipping point is barely recognized for R an ARC via NetGalley Thank youo Netgalley Random house uk vintage and Brian Van Reet for he opportunity o read his book for an honest review I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of his book You can
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#publication I usually shy away from reading anything about war But #I usually shy away from reading anything about war But books bio really spoke o me and I just couldn not read it The narrator if you like of his story is a former Army ank officer in Ira Van Reet Van Reet deliveres a moving and powerful book The book is old from he perspective of hree different people wo American soldiers and a mujahideen fighter But each of Boston Connection[Krimi] the people s stories are written carefully andruthfully and in a clear and delicate way There are lots of descriptions about how Edmund Burke Natural Law theanks work and military life But The Haunted Halloween Carnival there are also massive in depth and delicatelyold information about Islamic life Including lots of descriptions about How to Write Funny the differences inhe Muslim faith and other religions Van Reet has a very plain and manner of fact way of elling you about he details of war He doesn beat around he bush and Unfit to be a Slave this is refreshing This is a very powerful and important book Itells you about he war and he effects it has on people It is clear on Magazine Writing: And the New Literature (Classic Reprint) the matter of factruth hat war does not produce a winner and a loser But losers on each side A hard hitting emotional read hat is an important eye opener A must read Happy reading everyone More book reviews on wwwsnazzybookscom For me Spoils is a Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It tricky booko write about There were parts of it I found deeply fascinating and which really hooked me in mainly he parts where Cassandra is in captivity which were so disturbing but at he same From a Writer's Notebook time incredibly interestingo read about The general Women and Power in the Middle East theme of army life and conditions in Afghanistan is also one I found I became absorbed inI wasn overly keen on A Year of Weddings the wayhe novel was structured I found he switches in narrator a little confusing I usually really enjoy books hat swap around a lot but in Spoils I found it a bit off putting at imes I hink I really just wanted The Political Economy of China's Economic Zones to read about Cassandra s capture ashat s what really hooked me in from he synopsis Unfortunately it akes a long ime in he storyline before hat actually happens and I found myself feeling a bit impatient as I wanted he narrative o get o hat point despite knowing it would be disturbing ricky at Colton Baby Homecoming timeso read I understand Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West thathe section before Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications Stronger Relationships that point is laying outhe run up Notes on Love and Courage tohese events and really setting Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption the scene but I foundhat I much preferred reading he scenes about Cassandra s captivity and how Abu al Hool s brotherhood reated her as it was just so intriguing and different o read about I felt Cassandra brotherhood reated her as it was just so intriguing and different The New State: Group Organization the Solution of Popular Government to read about I felt Cassandra captivity as if I was experiencing it myself andhis is a Money Galore testamento Brian Van Reet s writing and knowledge on A Faraway Smell of Lemon the subject very impressiveI would recommendhis novel and feel it is an important novel The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles to read especially with everything going on inhe world Curfew In The City today and it s certainly something different as well as being a powerful readRating 35 bumpedo 4Many hanks o Knockout the publisher Vintage Random House UK for providing a copy ofhis novel on which I chose o write an honest and unbiased review Spoils is both fast paced and hard o put down This story covers eight weeks during Once Upon a River the early stages ofhe war in Ira in 2003 It is written from hree points of view but I mostly connected with young female Am. Hat it is as a series of miscalculations and blunders fuels an already simmering insurgency intent on making Ira he next graveyard of empiresIn dazzling and propulsive prose Brian Van Reet explores കൊടകരപുരാണം Kodakarapuranam the lives on both sides ofhe 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 .
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Erican soldier Specialist Cassandra Wigheard and a Jihadist called Abu al HoolBe warned his is not a light read I don use he word hate very often but I hate war and
terrorism I used o love horror novels but The Golden Section they rarely scare mehese days Terrorism howeverI used o love horror novels but hey rarely scare me Tom Clancy's The Division: New York Collapse these days Terrorism however very much my horror euivalenthese days as it seems The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 to get deep within me and plays on my fears It actually gives me nightmares So why did I chooseo read Two Wheels in the Dust: From Kathmandu to Kandy this novel I hear you ask I just can help searching for an answer o make sense of all his mindless violence and seemingly pointless bloodshed even if hat is within he pages of a novel I wish it would all go away and peace could prevail but I fear it will just continue until he human race destroys itself This novel although hard hitting is very well written and doesn sensationalise violence It feels unnervingly real The Western Wind truthful anderrifying The characters are well developed on both sides enabling you o see here isn Take It Back t a clear line between good and bad right or wrong It feels like we re all losers inhis I read Domme for Cowboy this book with a heavy heart and feel rather emotionally drained and a little bitraumatised now hat I ve finished itThis is a great book hat I highly recommend I m not usually very good at recommending other similar books but as I read so few war books if you enjoyed his I can recommend Real Monsters by Liam Brown as I loved hat book and it made it into my Top Ten Books read in 2015 45 Stars A GoodReads Win Highly Recommended I should begin by
Admitting This When I Was Much Younger At The Closethis When I was much younger at he close every prayer I asked for he strength o die unafraid Now often I pray o live righteously 24Brian Van Reet has written an exceptional literary novel about he hardships he violence and chaos and Finding Me the disturbing realities ofhe Ira War SPOILS is a first rate debut for The Changer’s Key this author and war veteran from Houston Texas Acknowledgedo he dead and o hose of all nations whose lives have been diminished by war There comes a ime for each of us when we realize Portrait of Two Families theruth about Untamed Voices (If you listen, they will speak Book 1) the enemy Which ishat he is not an idea or some faceless demon He is a man And every man is much like ourselves 190 A gripping literary novel about jihadism and US I Can Touch the Bottom the invasion of Ira Don expect an action packed war novel A Woman Is No Man this is nothat kind of book Rather it ells he ale of a female US gunner who is captured along with wo of her colleagues a male US Ashtakavarga Simplified tank crewman who is part ofhe effort o find and rescue hem and a veteran mujahid from Photography Drills - Exercises For Accelerating Your Photography Learning Curve... (Photography Revealed Book 10) the Afghan Soviet war who is battling personal doubts abouthe direction and methods of he jihadi movement Gritty and realistic he story is The Dark Enlightenment: Jung, Romanticism, and the Repressed Other told fromhree separate viewpoints until eventually Miss Becky's Charm School: Using Southern Belle Secrets to Land Your Man their fates and actions intertwine Spoilsakes readers into Her Unexpected Affair the Ira war stripping awayhe facade of accepted views of he enemy and he justification of war o reveal he complicated reality Debut author Brian Van Reet knows his subject He left university o enlist in he U S Army after he September 11 attacks serving as a ank crewman in Ira and earning a Bronze Star for valor After his discharge Van Reet returned o his studies and o writing 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 POWERFULFROM HERE TO ETERNITY it is hat powerful important a novel of war and he effects Van Reet gives you stories from both sides of Baghdad in 2003 he hree main characters are all wonderfully crafted as is His Very Special Nurse the entire novel SPOILS hits hard and is sureo be high on BEST OF 2017 lists. F conscience as he struggles against enemies from without and within including he next wave of far radicalized jihadists; and Specialist Sleed a ank crewman who goes along with a victimless crime A Scandalous Situation the conseuences of which are awfulhan any he could have imaginedDepicting a war spinning rapidly out of control destined o become a modern classic Spoils is an unsparing and morally complex novel hat chronicles he human cost of comba.