These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming. To paint a sweeping picture of what the war was …more I think Klay's goal is to give the reader a broad look at the psychological challenges of the war. Thought-provoking, perfect, intense, brutal, authentic, raw, heartbreaking, honest, hard-to-read, brilliant, unforgettable Still these stories truly underscore how the real cost of war goes so well beyond the dollar amount attach to it and how the most important cost in my opinion, the human cost is impossible to quantify. Woke up in America.
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Also, it's just fascinating to me to step into very different heads.
When Phil Klay walked up on stage and started reading kaly notes for his acceptance speech, the myriad of emotions running across his face, which he painstakingly tried to subdue, held the audience captive from the first word to the last. Nov 24, Iris P rated it really liked it Shelves: The stories of veterans redeplooyment home affected me the most, for it is here that our failure of these volunteers is the starkest. Mar 12, Washington Post rated it it was amazing.
Did the book confirm or change your view? The black humor between two friends redeplyoment War Stories is painful and tender: Because these are short stories, we don't really get to know much about any particular protagonist--they're not all the same guy s Klay is well-educated Dartmouth grad but writes many of these returning-veteran stories in the voice of an unlettered grunt.
See all 9 questions about Redeployment…. Retrieved from " https: If there is a flaw to be found here it is only one of narrowness; all of these narrators are American men and most are Marines. Otherwise, 'Redeployment' is a brilliant book crafted by a talented writer.
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I will leave the last words to him, from his incredible essay "After War, a Failure of the Imagination", published in the New York Times earlier this year: But, in the present context, this is not what distinguishes him: I don't think redeploymennt my narrators would get along with each other. They are the most brutally honest, unflinchingly raw and morally complex accounts of what the Irak and Afghanistan wars did to the minds and bodies of the most innocent, the most naive and the bravest of all of us: In it, our narrator is a Foreign Service officer in charge of reconstruction.
Each story is it's own klzy view of the war and the people engaged in it.
Klay has the talent to write about anything at all. Redeployment is a collection of short stories by American writer Phil Klay. Kent Messum rated it really liked it Shelves: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Why does he tell Zara?
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The ability to bridge that gap is important. What I couldn't get past in those first three sentences was precisely what so many of the short stories in this collection depicted so skillfully - the spiritual and emotional maelstrom that our Marines and soldiers were thrown into when they served in the moral void that was Iraq.
I want you to be disgusted. Redeployment by Phil Klay. Diving into redeplpyment psyche of each of the marine protagonists illuminates a different aspect of the conflict and the mental hurdles associated with it.
He's got the goods, tells the truth, and we understand that. May 02, Kasia rated it really liked it Shelves: No matter your political stance be you a gung-ho ooo-RAH 'Let's-smoke-some-hajis'!
Neither is klzy the facts are jarring enough to get the attention of the reader. I don't think it holds together as well as O'Brien's book because the individual stories here are pretty uneven. Klay contrasts the gravity of this war of ambiguous missions, with the injection of some levity, for example: National Book Award for Fiction —