author: David Abrams
publisher: Black Cat
genre: satirical fiction
paperback: 09/04/2012 — 9780802120328
Release date: TODAY!
On both its cover and its first page, the novel Fobbit approaches its reader with the straightforward definition of its namesake—a soldier with a desk job, one who hides from combat, one who deals in death with clean, pampered hands. From there the novel blooms into a gruesomely believable, roaringly hilarious portrait of the Iraq War. Having served twenty years in the US Army, including a public affairs deployment to Iraq, and sporting a writing style sharp as a bayonet, David Abrams proves himself perfectly equipped to channel the spirit of the Iraq War into the minds of American readers. Hailed (and unabashedly marketed) as the Catch-22 of our present day, this novel immediately hooked me. Rarely has a book ever made me laugh so loudly, and never has a book made me laugh so bitterly.