American War: A Novel

American War: A Novel

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13.99 American War: A Novel

“Powerful . . . As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, and as devastating a look as the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in The Plot Against America. . . . Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to readers of the recent young-adult dystopian series The Hunger Games and Divergent.”

—Michiko Kakutani,… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

War may inevitably dehumanise the people caught up in it, but a novel, however well intentioned, ought not to follow its example.

The premise is provocative – not least in how global warming trumps all else to trigger discord – but too often the drama feels like an afterthought.

American War is Omar El Akkad’s first novel and it is masterful. Both the story and the writing are lucid, succinct, powerful and persuasive.

Book Details  

Publisher: Knopf (April 04, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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