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war is real

unconcerned, uncompromised and unconvoluted letters from a soldier getting ready to face war for the second time. 

Sunday, October 16, 2005

8:35 PM - Reading

Just finished reading Just Another Soldier. It's a great read, as I expected it would be, although I still prefer Colby's book overall. Jason is a great writer and just Colby, you really get a feel for the experiences we go through over there. I liked My War simply because it was dirty and real, which is what the memories I have from there are like. My memories aren't full of good and noble peacekeeping missions, they're full of blood and guts and friends dying from mortar attacks. I can actually say that I probably don't remember 30% of our time over there thanks to the medications they put me on when I got home, which I guess was the intended result.

I'm somewhat selective on what blogs I read on a daily basis, but Mauser Girl has won herself a spot in my Daily Reads bookmarks just by being an excellent writer. I only wish she had an RSS feed so I could subscribe to her; I've only just recently discovered the RSS thing and it's been an incredible timesaver for me because I'm able to just scan through the stuff I like and ignore the shit I don't like.

I'm going back to my weekend.

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