Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell



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  1. Jazmin T. Says:

    Lone Survivor comes from the perspective of the man who had to witness the loss of his entire Navy SEAL team while on an operation in northern Afghanistan. The book begins at the end of his story as he makes his way across the U.S. to personally inform the family members of his team about their sacrifice to their country. Luttrell takes the reader through his own account of Operation Redwing, giving the reader a unique view of the thoughts and emotions this man experienced while on a mission to kill a Taliban leader thought to be allied with Osama bin Laden. After a devastating loss of life, Luttrell is forced to deal with feelings of guilt alongside grief, believing that he somehow betrayed the SEALs by remaining alive. Even so, upon return home he received the Navy Cross for combat heroism from President Bush.

    The book is extremely gripping in the sense that you are emotionally drawn in from the very beginning. There is a professionalism and feeling of respect throughout the book which keeps it away from sounding like any other story rather than an eyewitness account. It strays away from being flowery and over-embellished which makes the execution of the authors writing much more lifelike and down to earth. It show cases humanity and lack thereof on both sides of the war. It is also a story that questions the boundaries of morality and our own instincts.

    Rating: 5 stars

    Recommendations: Not Cool by Greg Gutfeld, The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho, The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz

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