Fiction: The Farther Shore, by Matthew Eck

I’ll go back to my initial reaction: Welcome to the new generation of war novelists. Tactile and gritty and completely engrossing.
A bombed-out Middle Eastern city. An isolated military unit. Sand and desert winds and sweat and dehydration and confusion. The byplay between fear and confidence.
While it is what every good war novel is…it is also something of its own. Highly recommended.