Anthony Loyd Message Board
David Capie posts on 3/31/2007 10:12:46 PM
I am Pols student who is forced to write a review of Loyd's book. To be honest, I did not like to read the book at the beginning because my lecture is a geek not a true solider. I thought it was just some Green & Hippy guy who wants to save the world. You need to be a true solider to understand Loyd's book. I think Loyd has done a good job of bring compulsion, agony and escasy to readers. If I went to Bosnia, I would definitely become a heroin addict for sure....
Mike Lujack posts on 3/12/2006 2:33:37 AM
I cannot believe that Loyd so called writer, writes only about Muslims, who have done nothing but bad things to Christians. I am Jewish and I just got the book about late Slobodan Milosevic. The book has so much lies that I could not believe my eyes. Almost all pictures used in the book actually KLA's, (Albanian Muslims) killing Serbs, not the opposite, what a cheap shoot. Who in the world is using pictures that are supplied by Albanian Extremists? Who with the clear mind I am asking you. Loyd, be ashamed of day when you are born.
Gary Walsh posts on 2/14/2006 1:43:23 PM
A fantastic insight reading how the old battle lines were used to great effect to create the new borders of the new world.This book has all the horror of reality, a war being fought by them so you can live in peace, idealogy dead supressd religeion ugly nationalism fill the vacuum with force, as soon as Germany recognised Croatia the fused started and this book is right in the middle of it well donr Anthony, great read.
w ingnut posts on 8/2/2005 4:40:54 PM
i think it gets good reviews from people who understand that is it truthful.
if we had all heard more truth from the start of Balkan war, then the end might have been different, and many lives might have been spared.
many reviewers have seen it as self-indulgent, and it may be so, but that does not make it any less powerful.
anon posts on 7/18/2005 4:29:05 PM
Not sure why this book got so many rave reviews...I found it shallow and self-absorbed. It was frustrating not to connect with any of the people Loyd writes about, including (especially) the author. It taught me nothing new about REAL issues at stake in the conflicts it revolves around.
Greg posts on 5/18/2005 3:13:20 PM
excellent read, a must for all of us voyeurs trying in vain to get to the Balkans before the allure is killed by NGOs and self serving European tourist.
Vicky Mccaffrey posts on 4/27/2005 7:23:19 PM
I absolutely loved My War Gone by, I Miss it So. I think Mr Loyd is an extremely talented writer. I would love to read about his life after Bosnia.
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