Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Book Review: Shooter


Shooter is a good book talking about the trip that Sgt. Jack Coughlin took on his way to Baghdad during the Iraq War. It's an entertaining book to read, and lets you see through the eyes of a sniper at a very high level.

There are no secrets revealed, and his descriptions of shooting aren't very graphic. I enjoyed reading about the life of someone from the front lines during those first days in Iraq when America went in and removed Saddam Hussein from power and sent him into hiding.

Reading this book is very similar to what you could imagine hearing if you sat around drinking beers and talking with him about it. Not too much detail, but enough to let you know what was happening. Not too much about his emotions, but enough to let you know that he has them.