Top positive review
Not real, just realistic.
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2015
Okay, some people have complained about the scene of sexual torture.
I have no idea what they are complaining about.
The assault itself was never described, just what investigators found after it was over. This isn't a Ringo novel, after all.
The descriptions of violence done to people in warfare are more graphic.
Why is the violation of men and women's bodies by shards of shell casings, bullets, hot gases and emulsifying concussions more acceptable? This is a series about war, and the author describes it very well and accurately. Warfare is horrible and continuous, on a level that most people will be fortunate enough to never experience, and the things that the author describes in his books are happening in conflicts as you read this.
All that the author is doing is introducing you to it. Enjoy your visit, and when you are done, close the book and return to your life.