Defining Iraq Memoir

Consequence: A Memoir by Eric Fair, Henry Holt, April 2016 – review by Larry

 

Every war has its books and memoirs that help define it. Consequence is a defining memoir of the Iraq War in the years around 2004.

Eric Fair believed he was destined to serve his country and after a military career, becomes an interrogator with a private contractor in Iraq. His experiences there during the war almost destroyed him.

The book shows the struggle to a live a life of Christian faith in a world where other priorities can erode those efforts of identity. It is a book that makes the reader think about our wars and the forces who fight them, as well as our own life.

 

The writing style is almost deceptively simple in relation to the heavy issues, but makes it all the more powerful when you think of this as your honest open neighbor talking to you.

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