Poised to stand among the great war novels, the harrowing chronicle of a sniper during the Chechen War.
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The book documents the conflict, scene by brutal scene, in straightforward fashion, reaching maximum grisliness when Nicolai's gonzo superior matter-of-factly cuts the skin off a captured soldier with a knife.Apr 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Sniper: A Novel
Lilin (Siberian Education) fought in Chechnya as a sniper in the Russian army, giving this graphic story an autobiographical feel in its stark and unvarnished portrayal of men in a vicious war where no quarter is expected and none is given.Feb 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Sniper: A Novel
Too much of the novel reads like a college textbook, such as this addendum about Casement's sometime mentor Henry Morton Stanley, the explorer who succeeded "in finding in Ujiji, on November 10, 1871, the man he stupefied, according to his boastful confession, with his greeting: 'Dr. Livingston, ...Jun 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Sniper: A Novel
In one particularly eloquent passage, Lilin tells of his own mental scars: “Where a normal person sees a landscape and contemplates the beauty of nature, I realize that, against my will, I am figuring out where the machine gun should go.” Tom Young is the author of the novels Silent Enemy and Th...| Read Full Review of Sniper: A Novel
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