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    summary Fobbit author David Abrams David Abrams ✓ 8 review summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ David Abrams Sir is your captain a complete and utter idiot prone to eating Stupid Sandwiches at every meal?Duret couldn't meet the battle captain's eyes Something like that I guessI had been saving this book for a rainy day that is to say after being in something of a slump I saw it as a treat something I knew I would enjoy I was rightThis is a book about American soldiers stationed at an FOB in Baghdad Everyone is calling it the modern Catch 22 but

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    summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ David Abrams David Abrams ✓ 8 review [Fobbit author David Abrams] Download ´ David Abrams If somewhere there is a society devoted to bleakness where to have a bleak outlook is aspired to by all and the highest virtue is to live life as bleakly as possible this book should be on their school syllabus This is not necessarily a bad thing Life can be bleak War is always bleak So it follows that life during war is likely not a fun filled prance through a flowering meadow Fobbit is a book set during th

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    [Fobbit author David Abrams] Download ´ David Abrams Definitely disappointed with Fobbit Mildly amusing and insightful Ira observations for the first two chapters but then it just begins to tell

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    [Fobbit author David Abrams] Download ´ David Abrams This brilliant powerfully rendered debut seizes you by the collar; spits shouts whispers and laughs in your ear drags you through the sweat pus blood and grit of war in Ira 2005 and ultimately pulls every string in your heart to reveal at its core as only a true classic war story can the insanity of humans desp

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    summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ David Abrams [Fobbit author David Abrams] Download ´ David Abrams I read an uncorrected advanced review copy; please bear in mind that some of the small problems I saw may have been fixed in the final revisionFirst the positives The book paints a convincing picture of the claustrophobic world of the Forward Operating Base during the early years of the American occupation of Baghdad around 2005 The novel describes daily life of the Army bureaucrats who live and work there fob

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    David Abrams ✓ 8 review summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ David Abrams summary Fobbit author David Abrams It took almost twenty years for the great World War Two books to start to appear; the same can be said for Vietnam books to the exten

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    [Fobbit author David Abrams] Download ´ David Abrams summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ David Abrams David Abrams ✓ 8 review While often praised as hilarious I didn't it find it so funny Sure there were parts that were mildly funny but over all felt the heft of the characters plight and its themesOverall I'd say I enjoyed it than I did The Yellow Birds but not as much as I did Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk I think this book capped off the reading of the other two books nicely and now feel like I can take a bit of a break from read

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    [Fobbit author David Abrams] Download ´ David Abrams Making war and death the subject of satire and humor is a monumentally difficult task and only a few like Joseph Heller can pull it off David Abrams achieves that difficult task here and Fobbitt fully warrants its accolades as the Catch 22 of the Ira war It's an eye opening view of the lives of soldiers operating in Forward Operatin

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    summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ David Abrams [Fobbit author David Abrams] Download ´ David Abrams I'll be honest I did not expect to like this book as much as I did I already knew David Abrams to be a phenomenal

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    [Fobbit author David Abrams] Download ´ David Abrams summary Fobbit author David Abrams In the spirit of openess I never served never tried to join and therefore cannot comment on the accuracy of this fictional account of behind the scenes operations in Baghdad That being said especially in the case of military oriented books with a supposedly humorous spin it really is unfair when writers are compared to the greats of the ge

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summary Fobbit author David Abrams Fobbit author David Abrams summary × 108 The senior staff are concerned about getting to the chow hall in time for the Friday night all you can eat seafood special than worrying about little things like military strategyDarkly humorous and based on the author's own experiences in Ira Fobbit is a fantastic debut that shows us a behind the scenes portrait of the real Ira w. Making war and death the subject of satire and humor is a monumentally difficult task and only a few like Joseph Heller can pull it off David Abrams achieves that difficult task here and Fobbitt fully warrants its accolades as the Catch 22 of the Ira war It s an eye opening view of the lives of soldiers operating in Forward Operating Base in the middle of Baghdad Public Affairs Office Chance Gooding serves as the moral center of the book and he is fully aware of the futility of what he does filing press releases that distort the harsh realities of the war to keep a positive spin on the effort for the folks at home while the press ignores the military s propaganda because they re way ahead of them in uncovering the real facts of every incident Gooding is surrounded by incompetents his boss who rewrites him mercifully can t stop his nose from bleeding in every moment of crisis and who blotches his clothes with continent shaped food stains from his constant over eating But perhaps the poor soldier you feel most sympathy for the hapless Captain Abe Shrinkle who does everything wrong from peeing himself when a local national and suspected suicide bomber gets his car stuck under a tank to tossing a hand grenade into an American military fuel truck he doesn t want to have be captured by insurgents and in so doing fries a another local who had crawled under the truck His general consigns the inept captain to work the towel service at the FOB s ridiculously ill euipped gym I won t give any away about Shrinkle s fate because it s a key part of the books culmination The characters the plotting and the humor in this book are pitch perfect I enjoyed every page and was sorry to see it end It s one of a number of great books about Irai soldiers that came out this year along with the terrific Ben Fountain s Billy Lynn s Long Halftime Walk and Kevin Powers Yellow Birds Abrams book reads like an instant classic Abrams is a veteran and every page is fully of anecdotes and insights that only someone s who lived through this would know Care packages are a source of rich satire in the novel as Shrinkle is a hoarder of them but the book still inspired me to send one

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Fobbit author David Abrams

summary Fobbit author David Abrams Fobbit author David Abrams summary × 108 Fobbit ’fä bit noun Definition A US soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base esp during Operation Irai Freedom 2003 2011 PejorativeIn the satirical tradition of Catch 22 and MASH Fobbit takes us into the chaotic world of Baghdad’s Forward Operating Base Triumph The Forward Opera. Definitely disappointed with Fobbit Mildly amusing and insightful Ira observations for the first two chapters but then it just begins to tell the same thing over and over There s no central inciting incident or storyline to drive the pages Worst the characters are all treated with an eual and baffling mild authorial disdain or contempt I get the fact that Fobbits are the lowest of the low with their timidness and desk jobs I understood this after it was TOLD to me in the very first line of the book but I m surprised there are no alternate angles of courage or wisdom to balance things out and give the story some dimension Instead we get Gooding Shrinkle and Harkleroad each pathetic than the next doing their level best to act mousy and ridiculous in scene after embarrassing scene It almost feels like Abrams wrote the book as lengthy school yard revenge against forces or individuals who had wronged him over the years It may be successful on that level but IMO not as piece of reporting or literature or storytelling

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summary Fobbit author David Abrams Fobbit author David Abrams summary × 108 Ting base or FOB is like the back office of the battlefield – where people eat and sleep and where a lot of soldiers have what looks suspiciously like an office job Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acuainted grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions and a lot of. It took almost twenty years for the great World War Two books to start to appear the same can be said for Vietnam books to the extent that the books were set in Vietnam and not simply about the war a la Catch 22 That means we can look forward to the first great Ira War book in about ten years In the meantime we have David Abrams Fobbit Fobbit was for me an exercise in mixed feelings Abrams nails the atmosphere the places the everyday life during a rear area deployment in the Sandbox I was briefly a fobbit like creature in atar which makes a cameo appearance partway through the book the Topoff s moved since you were there Dave I attended those meetings I edited those PowerPoint slides I read those SIGACTs I sat in those operations centers with football or NASCAR on the big screen on Sundays The rhythms of shifts in a windowless box the inanities of staff work the theme menus at the DFAC the dusty little PX been there done that All that part is spot onHowever some of the main caricatures not a typo pushed me out of the story Fobbit has been compared to Catch 22 but the reason the latter has endured as one of the classic antiwar novels is that its characters while tweaked are essentially recognizable humans while the war and the system it engenders are the villains Abrams however stocks his work with several major characters so grotesue that they can exist only as punching bags It s been a long long time since I ve seen an obese slob in uniform far less an obese senior officer I have to hope an infantry officer as spectacularly incompetent as Captain Shrinkle would ve been weeded out before he pinned on his railroad tracks Even the solid characters PR drudge SSG Gooding and battalion commander LTC Duret come to mind fall into repetition of the ualities that make them types rather than humans Ironically Abrams secondary characters are human and believable than some of the major onesGod knows there s plenty to lampoon about our Ira and Afghan misadventures The constantly stirring spaghetti bowl that is H organization the primacy of PowerPoint the transplanted pieces of home that make the theater even unreal the ridiculous attempts by senior leadership to impose chaste wholesomeness on young men and women trained to be aggressive and physical the drumbeat of the deployment calendar these are the latest wrinkles on the human enterprise of war and make for great literary furniture Fobbit touches on all of these and But where Fobbit falls short and what keeps us going back to Catch 22 and MASH and so on is the story of how relatively normal people react to the stresses and absurdities of war This is almost there but it tries too hard and too many of its shots hit in the whiteMaybe in ten years we ll get the Great Ira War Book Until then you can give Fobbit a try The self satirizing world in which it s set is as good a depiction as you ll get but keep a grain of salt or two for the characters

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • Fobbit author David Abrams
  • David Abrams
  • English
  • 20 August 2020
  • 9780802120328