Fobbit

Fobbit

Paperback - 2012
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Fobbit: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, especially during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). This is a darkly ironic novel of the Iraq war that marks the debut of a new voice in literary fiction, based on the author's own experiences serving in Iraq and the diary he kept there. Like "Catch-22" and "M*A*S*H," "Fobbit" fuses pathos with dark humour to create a brilliantly witty and profound work about the ugly and banal truth of life in the modern-day war zone.
Publisher: New York : Black Cat, c2012.
ISBN: 9780802120328
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,21 cm.

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BookReviewer2015 Dec 28, 2012

Excellent book. One of the best satires of 2012!

Just like MASH, Catch 22, and so forth this is a darkly humourous and satirical look at those who work on the Forward Operating Base in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad. Abrams blends fact and fiction, in showing us what it was like to be Army Political Information officer. Watch out for references to The Hobbit.

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Dec 17, 2012

"Life for him was a constant balancing act between disrespect and career preservation."

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