Though I would not ordinarily read military literature, there is occasion when a certain work will catch my eye. Any memoir that may rank among the works of literature should receive some attention, don’t you think? Therefore, I quickly referred this book to readers interested in personal accounts of military experience, particularly, anyone who is a fan of Tim O’Brien. This is a relatively small book, and appears to be a quick read. My limited direct knowledge of the vocabulary of modern warfare and its technology made my reading of it slow, but did not stand in the way of understanding and appreciating the human experience of war Turner reveals in a stark and realistic manner. His use of literary craft is obvious, and appears designed to draw the reader in with great emphasis. What this memoir does best, in my opinion, is describe the experience only a soldier who has lived it can truly imagine.
--Rosemary Szczygiel, Hilliard Branch Library
Find My Life as a Foreign Country in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.