GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

Posted on February 20, 2015 in Book Reviews
GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman’s GREEN ON BLUE received a rave review from Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times, who called it “poetic in its spareness” and said: “[A] haunting debut novel by Elliot Ackerman … Green on Blue is a novel that conveys, with harrowing power, the fallout that decades of war (going back through the Soviet occupation of the 1980s) has had on that country’s people, and at the same time, it’s a kind of Greek tragedy about the cycles of revenge and violence that can consume families and tribes, generation after generation…

This novel as a whole attests to Mr. Ackerman’s breadth of understanding — an understanding not just of the seasonal rhythms of war in Afghanistan and the harsh, unforgiving beauty of that land, not just of the hardships of being a soldier there, but a bone-deep understanding of the toll that a seemingly endless war has taken on ordinary Afghans who have known no other reality for decades.” Scribner published the book on February 17, 2015. Please follow the link to read the full review: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/16/books/review-in-green-on-blue-an-afgha…