Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fobbit by David Abrams

Fobbit by David Abrams

A comedic spin on a war so far away.  Fobbit really puts into perspective some of the aspects of the war that we never really get to hear about at home.  Reviewing the book is a bit difficult. I don't want to give anything away, yet I want to tell you enough to make you jump up and drive straight to the bookstore (or open it up immediately in your e-reader!) and purchase it.

You become very familiar with each character you meet, and it's hard not to fall in love with them. Whether you "like" them or not. The author paints the characters so well that you almost feel like you know them. They could have come from the same small hometown that you are from.

From throwing grenades into a fuel cargo truck, to illegally spending some quality time getting drunk with the Australians over by Lake Z (and the topless Australian women to boot), this book has a lot of the great qualities of M*A*S*H, without trying or even coming close to being a copycat. 

This book gives great insight into the real life events that can happen in a far away land Whether you are stuck behind a desk sending home fictional stories, so your mother *thinks* you are in real danger; or taking down the local yokel with a jesters cap, you're still a hero. Your a soldier. 

All in all, the book was well written, and out of 10, I'd give it no less than 8 stars. 

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