Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’ is a remedy for the “glory” of war


If you don’t like war stories but know that they must be told – in fiction as well as in fact – then perhaps Green on Blue is for you.

If you know that stories are an effective way to understand conflict but are worried that Clint Eastwood is the only one willing to tell conflict stories then perhaps Green on Blue is for you.

If you understand that to “the enemy” you are “the enemy” then perhaps Green on Blue is for you.

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A non-exhaustive list of RBR’s most anticipated books of 2015

Cover of Making Nice by Matt Summell. Via Summell’s Facebook page.

Yesterday’s announcement of the publication date for Judy Blume’s new novel got me wondering what else was in store for 2015. I did some digging and put together a list of the books I’m most excited to read in 2015. It was only after I put together the list that I noticed some themes.

1) Bad-ass-bitches

2) Perspectives other than those offered by white dudes who went to the Iowa Writer’s Workshop (not that those aren’t good too sometimes).

I wasn’t sniffing around for an “alternative” books like, I just chose titles, mostly from mainstream publishers, that sounded exciting. Pretty great that what you see below is the list I ended up with.

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