Rhinelander, WI, United States | Member Since 2010
This is an amazing and humorous piece of work. I enjoyed it immensely. Not only did it bring to mind some of my favorite moments from the series but It was spot on in its assessment of the action and interaction or lack thereof from the characters. Having grown up with a "genius" for a brother, I also related to many of the situations. Sheldonnnn reminds me so much of my brother in some aspects such as him having rto be interpreted for those not in his immediate circle, and sometimes even then. Thank you for such an enoyable time.
Then memorable moments started with the beginning and never stopped.
Yes and then again and again. I'm keeping on my MP3 player to listen to when I need a humor break.
I think I want to listen to some more of the philosophy discussions by the authors.
General McChrytal's unabashed honesty.
His description of the training and heavy responsibilities of those in leadership in the armed forces and the intelligence and dedication it takes to lead.
When he and his wife went out for his retirement formation. It was a quiet and greatly significant event that shows that our great leaders do so much for us for so little appreciation from us. It demonstrates that only those who have been in similar situations can really appreciate what one does. It was real, heartfelt and full of honor.
No. This is a book to be savored and thought over. Do not rush it.
Give this book a chance. You just might learn something.
Thank you, General McChrystal and your wife.
I can't read because of my eyes. So audio is the way I go.
It doesn't have characters. It traces the history of how our armed services are prepared for war from our Civil War on. It explains why our armed forces and our society has the problems is has whether it be with depression, PTSD or children killing children in schools.
Again there are no characters. There are very tangible reasons why "we" are the way "we" are.
It made me very alarmed and conflicted. I know we need people to fight our wars. We need to do more to help them when they come back....and their families. We need to rethink violent video games. I would outlaw them myself if I could.
I would suggest every parent, every service spouse, all the politicians and all the game makers read this. Then act as your conscience demands.
This was a unique tack to take by writing from the view of a 5 year old for most of the book. I was gratified that Emma included the inevitable tantrums of an emotionally delayed child. Being able to look beyond the ROOM, and see what trials awaited the mother and son, helped bring about a somewhat realisitc conclusion to the book. Of course, we do not really know how much time was between the escape and the ending,it must have been less than a year. These people would probably have been more crippled in those first few months. I doubt they would have been able to come to this conclusion within a year. But then again, who knows. I really enjoyed being pulled along by the narrative, waiting to find out what would happen next. Amazed at the resourcefulness of the mother made it interesting. Thank you. Emma
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