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Mini Review: My Friend the Mercenary by James Brabazon




My Friend the Mercenary by James Brabazon


4****


I had been wanting to read this book for a while and kept putting it off, because I knew it wouldn't be an easy read. It wasn't. Brabazon doesn't gloss over the ugliness and violence he witnesses, and though I felt this was important and a sign of good journalism, it made for a frequently disturbing read. That being said, I also felt I learned a lot about the politics of this region as well as its history and for that alone, it was a worthwhile book to read. I also felt Brabazon had a very engaging writing style that made it read almost like fiction (if only it were fiction...) All in all, a memorable book and one that has me looking to learn more.