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The ending is great and I was so caught up in it that I had to read it again but slower this time!
Sirois, with the inspired help of Haneen Alshujairy, has accomplished a feat of transmogrification beyond the ability of most writers.
He shows us their courage, hopes and dreams while giving us a glimpse of the beauty of the country.
This is a good and thoughtful account of the impact of the Iraq war on people that -- frequently -- seem like people that I would know and would be my friends. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ken Rumble
I can read. This is a book. Books are for reading. I suggest you also read this book, if you, like me, know how to read.Published 16 months ago by Brian R. Fox
Five hours were all it took to unzip me completely, just as five rounds had unzipped one man's shoulder and chest in the end . . . Read morePublished 22 months ago by CarlaJeanV
I avoided reading it for a couple of months, because I was afraid of hard-to-remember names and unrecognizable settings. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Linda C. Franklin
This book, by genre, could be Young Adult because the protagonists, both American and Iraqi, are all in their early 20s, and the narrators are those protagonists. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Ayman
For most of us, war triggers images of decimated buildings, flag-draped coffins, slow-motion replays of planes piercing buildings, grainy pictures of mutilated bodies. Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Tai Turner
Just finished reading Justin Sirois's Falcons on the Floor. It was thrilling and sad and made war feel like a real (and strange) event - as opposed to the familiar one that too... Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Timmy Reed
I fell in love with the characters in this novel. This is not your typical war story. Sirois gives the reader a side of Iraq that is not shown on the evening news-the civilians... Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by chills45
Falcons on the Floor is a wonderful read! Justin Sirois vividly brings to life the two main characters Khalil and Salim. I felt like I was on the journey with them. Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by SteveO