WAR NOVELS

Veteran Adrian Bonenberger is coming out with his memoir, Afghan Post, an account of his two deployments, and his war experiences. He’s just compiled a list of his top contemporary war novels. Some familiar, others new to us. They are ….

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders –a variation on the theme of Orwell’s Animal Farm.; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – which Bonenberger calls the most accurate literary description of Afghanistan he’s ever encountered; Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain – and  Sand Queen by Helen Benedict – an incredibly compelling fictional account of a woman in combat.

For more titles worth your time, tune into my show The Book Report.

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