Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ten top war memoirs

One of Andrew Sharples' top ten war memoirs, as shared at the Guardian:
My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd

For a certain kind of person war is a drug and nowhere is that more apparent than in Anthony Loyd’s account of his time as a correspondent in Bosnia. While immersed in the conflict, Loyd is high on adrenaline, but on returning home, the only way he can achieve that rush is through heroin, and he slips into addiction. The beauty of the prose urged me forward but every few pages the description of a fresh horror stopped me dead in my tracks.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue