"There's something of the aburdity of Richard Hooker's M.A.S.H. and the realism of Lynda Van Devanter's Home Before Morning in this concise narrative of life in a field hospital.
Michael Anthony calls it like he saw it, refusing platitudes of the virtuous American soldier. This isn't a portrait of the typical army experience in Iraq; this is one young man's perspective on what happens when poor leadership fails the challenge of command. Some of the complaints are the usual petty procedural issues and gossip all organizations endure. But rumors of a male colonel offering a blow job to an enlisted soldier, with the two later performing back to back numbers at a unit varsity show—Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" and Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love Baby"? If only Vonnegut or Heller had material like this."
—Alex Vernon, Ph.D.
Author of: Arms And The Self: War, The Military, and Autobiographical Writing