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Babylon by Bus: Or, the true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling YANKEES SUCK T-shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 3, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
Is this book well written? I don't know. It has a certain amateur rawness to it that is authentic, even unanalyzed, which is welcome relief from the many excellent but highly impersonal books by authors such as George Packer and Anthony Shadid that are not able to capture the day-to-day intensity the way these guys do.
I was in Iraq, working in the NGO sector, for over 4 months prior to their little adventures. While I wasn't a part of their Valium and pot subculture, their depiction of the general scene rings true. I would highly recommend this book to anybody interested in understanding what it really meant to be down in the trenches of post-war Iraq reconstruction in those early days when hope was still an option and tireless devotion was an emotional and moral imperative, no matter what your political views or position on the war.
Another reviewer wrote that "the narrative lacks content and purpose". Maybe that's exactly as it should be when describing an occupation that meets the same description.
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One of the most convoluted, boring, and meaningless books I have ever tried to read. I think I read 20 pages, skimmed the rest, and threw it away. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Greg L
Great story, terrible writing. I only made it about a third of the way through because I couldn't take the amateurish writing any longer. Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by Jesse