I have the deepest respect and gratitude for Chris Kyle's service, but as a person and author, I have to say I think he's kind of a jerk. The story (stories) weren't well told, and his life choices seemed ego driven. I couldn't help thinking over and over about how selfish and self-motivated his decisions were.
I wish him success in his professional training business, and in his family life. But I won't buy another of his books.
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The novel was interesting, however there are much better works out there that pretty much cover the same material. Other than the Mr. kyle's kill count there is nothing really remarkable about this novel. The funny thing is you get the sense that the writing is shallow almost like he used a ghost writer.
He mentions too often how badly he wants to kill people. Ok... He also takes the tough-guy persona to a douche level. Especially when he thinks it's awesome to have bar fights and kill people. Chris desperately wants to be a cowboy, and he is living that life, killing and hurting the whole time.
If you're looking for a book about a sniper in the american army then this is it. Now, if you want a book that would show you the war in Iraq in a wider range of aspects, through the eyes and thoughts of an american soldier, then this is absolutely, positively not it.
The other words... I killed the bad guys, man. And this is how I did it.
It was an excellent story, and I enjoyed the narration. I would have preferred a female voice reading Taya's part.
This book was so raw and so not PC that it was a breath of fresh air! The perspective on the Iraq War, the politics and the soldiers was one that every American should be exposed to. It really helped me piece together events that I had trouble understanding as they unfolded.
It is a honest perspective of one man's life. Not a romantic view of a hero's life but an actual view of a soldier's thoughts about war. faith, love of country, and the personal conflict between those feelings and love for his family. I liked the book and it is an honor to know we have men like Kyle serve our country.
I had my ups and downs with this book. I hated all the swearing and ultra-macho attitude of Chris Kyle, but I guess without that there wouldn't be much of a story. I found the details about training and the war interesting, but also sometimes hard hear. I'm glad I listened to this on audio as the reader captured the Texas good old boy character and it didn't bother me that the book wasn't very literary because I was just listening to stories...easy. In the first few chapters I was pretty certain that this is one of the rare cases where a movie is better than the book, but by the end I found insight into things the movie didn't quite get so I'm glad I read the book too. I definitely would not recommend it for kids and I don't think I would for teens either. I wouldn't want it to be influential on the attitudes of people I love.