The Good Lieutenant

The Good Lieutenant

Book - 2016
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"A novel about two American lieutenants stationed in Iraq--both a love story and an account of a mission gone terribly wrong--written in reverse"--
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374164737
0374164738
Branch Call Number: FIC TERRELL, WHITNEY
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 31, 2017

There is no help for the reader who is trying to get through this book. I was 1/3 of the way through the book before realizing these weren't only flashbacks. Extremely confusing to just keep going back in time.
The book could have been so much better if there had been some way for the reader to determine where they were in time - is that person dead or not?? Very poor writing style.

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WolfPine
Nov 17, 2016

Sparkling prose, enduring characters, a unique narrative approach, and a vital perspective on the American invasion of Iraq.

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Kathyshaq
Aug 02, 2016

This book is thought-provoking like the author's first 2 books. However, I will not likely read anymore books he writes. If you can get past the excessive descriptions of trivial details, the characters and story are interesting. He also jumps back and forth in time too much for my taste.

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