THE FOREVER WAR, pp. 319 – 320

For some reason, self is still reading this book. She is down to the last pages. It’s terrible. What self means is: Filkins doesn’t have any dead spots in his book (Only, dead people. BWAH. HA. HA)

Before this, she was tempted to blog about a dozen times. Each time she told herself: At this rate, you’ll be blogging for every page. Every page. You’ll be on a plane to Los Angeles, booksigning even, and you’ll be writing your 37th post on The Forever War. Woman, get a grip!

Okay, less than 50 pages to go. Which means, only about a dozen more posts on Iraq and IEDs and marines shooting at people and Iraqis hating Americans and sectarian violence and . . .

Patience, people! The end is slowly approaching!

Here’s the passage that self simply couldn’t resist posting:

“Can you imagine that anyone would ever leave his home, for any reason?” Hanoon said, waving a cigarette as he spoke. “Only bad people and gypsies live in tents. What can you say about women having to live here?”

As Hanoon “prepared to leave his ancestral home . . . not a single one of his . . . neighbors stopped by to say goodbye.”

And that is all.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.




  1. March 25, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I guess it would be best to start at the beginning. Intriguing though.

    • March 25, 2016 at 6:49 am

      I’ve been posting from the beginning. There are readers who are probably thinking to themselves: WHEN WILL SHE EVER STOP??? Soon, soon.

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