1,000 Perfect Weekends: Great Getaways Around the Globe is another addition in the National Geographic Society books to inspire and educate.
Not a traditional travel guide. This book allows the reader to skip in sections, and choose whatever trip or adventure they’d like to experience.
Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS by Alastair MacKenzie is a memoir of the author who served in the special forces of several countries over his life. The book documents his life from serving in the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, to the SAS, South Africa, Oman, and finally as a private security agent.
Robert Stone (21 August, 1937 – 10 January, 2015) was an award winning American novelist known for his novel Dog Soldiers.
If this story of a beer run wasn’t true it would have been unbelievable, falling squarely under the category of “if I knew what I was doing I wouldn’t do it”, a category which I am also, proudly or not, a member of.
The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona tells of young boy is stranded at Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport in 2010. He speaks no German, it seems as if he was abandoned
A Pulitzer Prize winning historical fiction taking place in 1975, Viet Nam of a man who, after college in the US, goes back to Vietnam to fight the communists.
Article first published as Book Review: Flesh by Khanh Ha on Blogcritics. About: Flesh by Khanh Ha is a novel taking place in Vietnam and China. It is a coming of age story in a dark time of a young man’s life. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book— use the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post to enter. 368 pages Publisher: Black Heron Press (June 15, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0930773888 My rating for Flesh – 4 Buy this book in paper format Thoughts: As I read Flesh, Khanh Ha’s debut novel, it seemed to me that the story is almost dreamlike. A dream in that early hours of a hot morning where you are still in between sleeping and waking up. Your conscious mind taps into your unforgotten but repressed memories which lash out in vicious force with unforgiving storylines. While not always bad, these dreams have a tendency to shape the day or the week with their brutal honesty and, quite honestly, make excellent stories. The novel starts with a beheading and ends with a beheading, both of them witnessed by the protagonist, Tai, a teenage boy who is thrust into manhood after his father is executed (beheading…
While not written in chronological order, the book is thought provoking as it deals with people impacted by decisions of world leaders thousands of miles away.