Tuesday, April 07, 2009
War Reporting for Cowards by Chris Ayres an often amusing account of Ayres experiences in the invasion of Iraq in 03. The narrative starts out in London then quickly shifts to New York where Ayres experienced the 9/11 attacks. He transfers to Los Angeles which is where he is offered a post as an embedded reporter. He's A hypochondriac with some anxiety issues. The best section is the war reporting itself. The Marines he was with tolerated him for the most part. An interesting look at modern war through a very uneducated observer. Ayres journey from cowered to something else is touching in its own way.