The Horror Of War

Eric Cummings reviews Dexter Filkins' book on Afghanistan and Iraq:

As good as The Forever War is, I would also point out that it is just a little too long, especially for a memoir this depressing and ugly and violent. It’s an ugly war in the forever war, and I’m not sure I wanted to read 350 pages of it. I put the book down emotionally exhausted. Then again, that may have been the point.