SEE SECOND EDITION OF BOOK. IT IS REVISED (5% more novel) and more importantly, IT IS HALF THE PRICE. LISTED AT $14.00 -- AMAZON PRICE IS $13.03. (Not available in digital, as I believe books should be read turning pages.)
AN IMPORTANT AND DISTINCTLY AMERICAN BOOK. . . A BIG NOVEL IN THE TRADITION OF THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. . .
--Publisher's New Look
A full-blooded inspection right into the heart of the Afghan war through the eyes and hearts of the linedogs fighting it. --Charleston Tidewater Ledger
. . . oozes authenticity. The author makes it clear in his depiction of the infantry GI that he has been to war with them, has lived with them, has seen them wounded and killed beside him. -- Screaming Eagle Weekly
A war story of this generation. Nothing short of revolutionary. . . . profound in its frightening message of the injustices we are inflicting upon our soldiers caught in battlefield political correctness. --Iowa Writer's Wordworks Quarterly
. . . It will lay claim as the one book to be read about the American war in Afghanistan. --Kevin Nevisoll, Denver Times-Intelligencer
. . . hard and cold and exact. . . . I never thought I'd be choked up by them and can't begin to tell you how many times out of nowhere I was. And moved to tears. --All-American Para-Glider,
(Fort Bragg) . . . MEGA-COOL . . . FEROCIOUS . . . SURPRISINGLY MOVING . . . THREE DAYS THAT WILL DEFINE THE AFGHAN WAR . . .
--Summer Elliott, The Atlantic Standard
In his debut novel Avallone does what Karl Marlantes did in Matterhorn
, John Del Vecchio did in The 13th Valley
and James Jones did in The Thin Red Line
. . . Take note, Tattoo Zoo
will be a classic. --San Diego Palm Chronicle
A beautifully crafted novel, authentic and powerful, filled with heroism, terror, politics, profound waste, and, ultimately, love in the triumphant of good. . . Gripping. . . To become a war classic. Move over, Normal Mailer. Make way, James Jones. --London Thames Review
They should read this in the Obama White House, on Capitol Hill, in the Pentagon and at the Bush and Cheney ranches. But they will not want to believe it. They will refuse to believe it. --UK Sun-Guardian IT WILL DRAW YOU IN AND EVENTUALLY SUCK THE VERY BREATH OUT OF YOU. . . A TRIUMPH!
--J.K. Sibley, Boston Times
About the Author
Paul Avallone spent three-plus years in the Afghan War, first as a Green Beret, then in later years as a civilian journalist embedded with the U.S. Army. A variety of his published magazine articles (and his famous Postcards From Afghanistan) can be found on his website: tattoozooblog.wordpress.com
Feel free to contact the Avallone through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org