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Prayer at Rumayla: A Novel of the Gulf War Book Review Summary

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A young man serves as a tank crewman in the 1991 Gulf War and returns home, unable to live with his actions during the war. Rage and bitterness characterize much of the story.

It was an unusually good reflection of what it was like for the ground troops during the war.
The review of this Book prepared by Bill Richardson








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   conduct in war    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Main char. serviced by prostitute?    -   Yes Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol Conflict:    -   War, general

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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