Tim O'Brien meets Annie Dillard in this remarkable memoir by debut author Benjamin Busch. Much more than a war memoir, Dust to Dust brilliantly explores the passage through a lifetime - a moving meditation on life and death, the adventures of childhood and revelations of adulthood. Seemingly ordinary things take on a breathtaking radiance when examined by this decorated Marine officer - veteran of two combat tours in Iraq - actor on the hit HBO series The Wire, and son of acclaimed novelist Frederick Busch. Above all, Benjamin Busch is a truly extraordinary new literary talent as evidenced by his exemplary debut, Dust to Dust - an original, emotionally powerful, and surprisingly refreshing take on an American soldier's story.
This book had no rhyme or reason to it the way it was written was only for the writer. I didn't like the back-and-forth between his childhood and his present day experiment really hard to follow.I couldn't quite comprehend what it was he was writing about his childhood his war experience or his parents. Only read it because it was assignment very boring book.