cat63 (cat63) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 64 for 2010

From Baghdad With Love by Jay Kopelman and Mekinda Roth. 226 pages

Normally I'm a sucker for an animal story, but I found this book very hard going. Both because of the ghastly picture painted of life in Iraq and because, I'm sorry to say, the writing really isn't very good, even making allowances for the fact that Kopelman isn't a professional author.

The book tells the story of a small puppy, rescued  by a group of marines from a ruined building in Fallujah, and the attempts of Kopelman to get him back to the USA despite the strict regulations against Marines keeping pets.

In the hands of a better author, this might have been an interesting and engaging book, but as it was I struggled to finish reading it.
Tags: animals, non-fiction

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