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2.0 out of 5 stars This Book Has Average Written All Over It, Oct. 30 2002
This review is from: War Junkie (Paperback)
This book does not live up to the hype on the dust jacket. Sure we get the detail of this reports time in some of the best war zones of the 90's but the writing just does not live up to the standard of a rating of a 5. The book is about 450 pages and of that the editor could have easily taken out about 100, these were the pages when he talks about his life outside of the war zones (dull) and his relationships with fast women (boring). All this is intermixed with his drug use with descriptions that come right out of a Hunter Thompson book.
I do not want to be too harsh, there are some interesting facts and stories, and we get a view of what it is like to be a war focused TV cameraman. It is just that you have to wade through some rather dull work to get to the gems. I also did not think he really sold me on the "emotional meltdown", sure he saw some down right horrible stuff, but his writing did not convey how it effected him to the point of his breakdown in a London airport. Overall I would say this is an average book but don't be expecting a thrill ride.
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