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It's been years since I read The Perfect Storm, and I'm glad to see that Sebastian Junger can still crank out compelling fiction. In the story, Daniel's the reporter and Andre's the photographer covering a civil war in an unnamed African country (I believe it's Sierra Leone, but the events in the story could have taken place in any of several countries). They came to cover peace negotiations, but the uneasy accord fell apart as rebel forces attacked, while regular army forces and militias defended the cities. This was war as fought in the Third World - no high technology and smart bombs here, where most units didn't even have radios. Thrust into this situation, Daniel and Andre would be lucky to survive, much less cover the fighting.

The author captured the chaotic, confused fighting, where life was cheap and anyone with an AK-47 or RPG could be your enemy. The terrifying sights, sounds, and smell of death were all around them, and in the end, all the two journalists could hope for was to survive the madness.

The story was presented as a fictional work, but I have no doubt that the events in the story were based on the kind of experiences that real journalists have reported. With only 300 Kindle locations, the story is very short, but it's powerful reading.
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on June 28, 2016
Well written created by a reservoir of Jungers experience as a War Correspondent and its a great sign that maybe one day Sebastian may one day turn his gaze to writing a full length novel. He has a natural eye for detail and is treat with creating a strong narrative. Kudos to Mr. Junger, for venturing into fiction.
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on June 2, 2016
Could have used one more edit, for a bit of awkward action and language, but at heart it is extremely real and genuine, and needs to be seen by everyone who might want to dismiss the grim disarray in Africa lightly. Some complain about the ending; to me it is exactly right.
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on September 7, 2013
This was a fast-moving well-plotted thriller that had the much appreciated bonus of providing a window into a very different culture and a very different time. The psychology is well thought out and thought provoking. A can't-put-it-down but so-glad-it's-over book.
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on December 28, 2012
This is the first book single that I have purchased. The story is all action from page one, and gives you some insight as to what real combat is like in these war torn African countries. I highly recommend this book.
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on January 5, 2013
While there is readable description and dialogue, there is little else. This seems more like an exercise in a writer writing about a moment than a story. It is not bad writing; just self-indulgent and seemingly an exercise in description...not a story.
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on February 7, 2013
This was a horrifying account of the breakdown of peace negotiations in an unnamed African country. This was so well wrirren, so descriptive and compelling, that I couldn't believe it when it just ended abruptly. I would have expected a conclusiopn to such a well thought out story. No Fair!!
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on December 26, 2012
It's not that the story is uninteresting and I've enjoyed reading Junger's other books BUT, this one seems incomplete. It's as though it was the first chapter but just stopped there. Maybe it's me - maybe I don't know how to access the rest of the story but I did try.
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on February 2, 2013
A scary look at journalists covering a conflict where life is unimportant to the combatants. Not an edge of your seat page turner, but informative.
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on January 26, 2013
A tragic story set in a war-torn West African nation that can be read in one sitting, which sadly reveals humanities indifference to death.
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