posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 09:11 AM
The Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. Luttrell is a navy seal who was on a mission with 3 other seals and he was the only one to make it out alive.
A friend told me this was one of the best books he'd ever read, insane story, heroism and battle scenes out of Rambo, with guys being shot dozens of
times and still standing and fighting. Well, the book reads like a propaganda piece right out of the white house. The author disses the "liberal
media," blaming them for his not being able to kill unarmed afghan farmers that might alert the taliban to their presence and he constantly praises
the white house and bashes the "liberal media" along with constantly boasting about how he fears nothing, can physically outperform anyone blah blah
I actually found myself putting the book down for good in the middle of the big fight between his crew of 4 and what he claims was a never ending
supply of taliban fighters. this guy makes Thermopalye (sp?) sound like a walk in the park but that makes sense since he and his three friends were
trained by gods to be gods and they can do anything, including jumping off cliffs (twice!) after being shot up and still they walk away to kill
hundreds of taliban soldiers.