I found this book thoroughly engrossing through the first two thirds or so. The last part turned into an unnecessary rant against nuclear war. The author had already demonstrated through an excellent narrative that atomic warfare is genocidal to the core. The reading is well paced and easy to follow for the length of the book.
Shooter is written in a fast paced, action adventure style of story telling that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It tells the story of the US-Iraq war without trying to hide the facts. Coughlin tells the facts as he knows them but he gives you the whole story. He is clearly proud of his work as a sniper and he?s proud of the United States Marine Corps so Coughlin shares some regrets about things that went wrong, but don?t expect to find any hand wringing about what happens on the battlefield. And the narrator is so good he probably sounds more like Jack Coughlin than Coughlin does himself.
I like page-turners but when a book is also surprising, informative and well crafted, I love it. A Changed Man is all of this. It's honesty is sometimes shocking and would likely confuse younger readers. But the story-telling is incredible. A Changed Man is so well written that when I saw there was a minute and 42 seconds left I thought my reader was broken. With 25 seconds left I thought something had to be wrong. Boy was I in for a surprise!
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