In The Secret Gate Mitchell Zuckoff delivers the courage and sacrifice of a prominent Afghan writer and an American diplomat during the collapse of Afghanistan
I appreciate what the authors tried, and somewhat succeeded to do in this book. They brought together warriors of past decades and intertwined their fates
Besides enjoying the sections about places I’ve been to there are several other places that I either always wanted to go to, or discovered in this book.
A platoon of NATO Danish soldiers are hampered down in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban. 3rd platoon has a brave leader, Schrøder, who answers to Col Steffensen
The author tells real stories of real soldiers that have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are new to the military and others are veterans of other conflicts
In Lost in Kandahar by Alex Berenson the author shares what he saw while spending time with the fine young men and women of the 101st Airborne Division. Mr. Berenson is a fine novelist, and his descriptions of places, events and personnel are vivid and mesmerizing.
There are many well described aspects which surround the story: familial roles, household chores division, raising children, religion and more. The author tries to accentuate the harshness that some women have in their life and that no matter what they’ll do, they’ll never get ahead because of how they grew up and /or who they were born to.
About: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini is the long awaited novel by this bestselling author. Mr. Hoseini’s previous novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, sold more than 38 million books. 416 pages Publisher: Riverhead Sold by: Penguin Publishing Language: English My rating for And the Mountains Echoed — 4 Buy this book in paper or electronic format* More Books by Khaled Hosseini Thoughts: I was glad to receive a copy of And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (website | Facebook) from the publisher as I enjoyed both his previous books. When I started reading the book two things became immediately clear – this was not going to be another heart wrenching novel and that this is going to be an ambitious story. This is a character driven novel, the story takes place all over the world over decades, but it’s the characters that make you want to come back for the next story. One the reader gets through about half the book, the reader can put together the individual pieces which make the work a whole. What I enjoyed in the narrative were the subtleties which Mr. Hosseini weaves into his work. Reading the stories…
This is a gritty book, not only with the vibrant descriptions of what the author has been through, but also of the enemy we are fighting. An enemy who’s goal was to decapitate the soldiers with dull knives and stick their heads on polls as warnings, or who seems to get their kicks kidnapping a six-year-old boy, gauging his eyes out, pulling his teeth and using him as their sexual plaything.
The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson is a novel following a man who was a CIA asset in al Qaeda.