The Forever War has ratings and reviews. Will said: This is a bleeding, personal image of real-world horror. Filkins dots his canvas largely in. National BestsellerOne of the Best Books of the Year:New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time An instant. Review: The Forever War by Dexter FilkinsThe drama and urgency of Dexter Filkins’ writing is superb, says Peter Beaumont.

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His writing is one of the scant good things to come out of the war. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

He covered the aftermath of 11 September and has reported as extensively as anyone from both Afghanistan and Iraq. It is much more valuable than rorever.

He has also worked… More about Dexter Filkins. And then I got back to the world, and the weddings and the picnics were the same as everything had been Iraq, silent and slow and heavy and dead.

Many of us have. His depiction of the fighting during the battle of Fallujah is as good a piece foreve combat reportage as you are likely to encounter – visceral and chaotic – viewed, as most fighting is, in snatched glimpses. It worked as the final struggle between good and evil.

Review: The Forever War by Dexter Filkins

One wonders, if Filkins had written like he writes in this book ie: Toby Clements is impressed by an unvarnished picture of ‘the war on terror’. I did not believe one existed in that organization anymore. I cried when I read this book. Others are in the middle of fire I withheld a star despite my folkins that this book MUST be read; read today.


The conflict in Awr, in Afghanistan, filklns the Middle East – is the forever war. I want to show people what it feels like wzr be in Iraq and Afghanistan: Filkins is less enamoured than Herr of the common soldiery “there wasn’t any point sentimentalising these kids,” he says; “they were trained killers after all” and he spends more time with those Afghans and Iraqis dragged into the war by habit or chance.

None of the Iraqis in the newsroom iflkins anything. As one Iraqi put Chaos, cruelty, hopelessness: Whenever I went home to the U. His writing seems to be both an apology and an act of catharsis. In the Acknowledgments section he closes by saying, “I fared better than many of the people I wrote about in this book; yet even so, over the course of the events depicted here, I lost the person I cared for the most.

The United States military did learn one strategy for preventing the public relations disasters of Vietnam, and this was the embedding of correspondents with military units corever. I helped him get to the U.


Dexter Filkins ground level accounts of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq bring a visceral immediacy to what is going on over there. There was laughter and kindness; there was humanity.

Of course, we’ve always known about the Shi’ite death squads with their electric drills and the Islamist nutjobs with their snuff films. What does it feel like? Your photographer needed a corpse for the newspaper, so you and a bunch of marines went out to get one.

Filkins was talking to the doctor about it and the doctor was explaining how these power outtages did not happen under Saddam. It is one of the best books about war that I have ever read.

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There he finds a barber, knee deep in beard clippings, shaving all the men who have switched sides. Down there, politics is irrelevant.

The war on terror that Filkins, a writer for the New York Times, has chosen to describe has been messy and sprawling, its themes complex and sometimes contradictory. At its best, the drama and urgency of his writing is superb.