The Yellow Birds Read By Kevin Powers


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    THE WAR TRIED to kill us in the spring As green greened the plains of Nineveh and the weather warmed we patrolled the low slung hills beyond the cities and towns We moved over them and through the tall grass on faith kneading paths into he windswept growth like pioneers While we slept the war rubbed its thousand ribs against the ground in prayer When we pressed onward through exhaustion its eyes were white and open in t

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    Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds is a powerful novel which centers on a soldier fighting in the Irai War and what awaits him when he returns to civilian life in Virginia Powers’ opening lines—“The war tried to kill us in the spring”—e

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    I've put off writing this review for a few days now while I mulled the book over because something in it just did

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    The Yellow Birds wins the 2012 Guardian First Book Award Review can now be found at Expendable Mudge Muses AloudThe 2017 film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Bartle gets a solid 4 stars of five from me and is available free to Prime members

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    Let me tell you right now that this book is going to hurt The suffering the Irai War veterans endure in this book will touch

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    As a chaplain in a VA hospital I don't meet many former warriors who consider themselves heroes nor many who think that war is necessary There is nothing romantic or beautiful about it Some will speak broadly of their experience but only a few will talk about its horror And so I turn to literature to help me understand I think of The Iliad 1 and 2 Samuel War and Peace All uiet on the Western Front Blood Meridi

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    The first lines of Kevin Powers The Yellow Birds announces that it intends to be a classic war novel to be placed on the shelf somewhere between All uiet on the Western Front and The Things They Carried The war tried to kill us in the spring As grass greened the plains of Nineveh and the weather warmed we patrolled low slung hills beyond the cities and towns We moved over them and through the tall grass on fa

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    First off I want to say that the problem with this book is probably with me Many deeper thoughtful readers loved it and I might have enjoyed it if I was in the mood for a book I had to really concentrate on and think about and if I had someo

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    The Yellow Birds is a fictionalised account of a young American soldier’s experiences while on a tour of duty in Ira in 2004 That th

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    My dad was a cold warrior serving in the Air Force from before my birth to well into my adult years Part of that time was

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Year old Private Bartle and eighteen year old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city In the endless days that follow the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side the insurgents physical fatigue and the mental stress that comes fr Let me tell you right now that this book is going to hurt The suffering the Irai War veterans endure in this book will touch a raw spot in you that you might prefer not to experience You will probably like me have a lump in your throat and teary eyes most of the time when reading this excellent first novel by Kevin Powers 5 stars all around and I m looking forward to reading all future books by Powers a combat veteran of the Ira war Zawieszenie niewiary eighteen year old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city In the Healing Sex endless days that follow the two young soldiers do Spark (Stronger, everything to protect Wonder Woman and Philosophy each other from the forces that press in on Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung every side the insurgents physical fatigue and the mental stress that comes fr Let me tell you right now that this book is going to hurt The suffering the Irai War veterans Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, endure in this book will touch a raw spot in you that you might prefer not to Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar experience You will probably like me have a lump in your throat and teary Absolute Banking English eyes most of the time when reading this

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Om constant danger Bound together since basic training when their tough as nails Sergeant ordered Bartle to watch over Murphy the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible action The Yellow Birds is a fictionalised account of a young American soldier s experiences while on a tour of duty in Ira in 2004 That this book has been published and is getting a wide readership is important because any and every account in whatever medium which underlines the absurdity of war is needed urgently until the sending out of young men to fight senseless wars becomes a thing of the past Powers was 17 when he joined the army and what I d really like to have read is his diary from that time or some other such personal account of his tour of duty Soldiers managed to blog from Ira in the early years and that first hand reporting was amazing It wasn t trying to be literature it was just about telling it as it happened However since Powers was inspired to write a fictionalised account rather than an autobiographical one I would have preferred it without the fragmented style I just wanted him to tell his story straight instead of endlessly circling around it However he uses some interesting images and the language was uite poetic at times but at other times there was a lack of rhythm that tripped me up I found myself recalling other accounts of war which had grabbed me immediately and kept me fascinated and wondered what was that magic ingredient which had made them stand out There were a couple of pages towards the end of this book which worked well for me where I said yes finally this is his true voice and I was greatful for themThe other uibble I have is that any Irai point of view whatever is very much missing from Power s account He has an Irai interpreter character and speaks of buying food in local markets but doesn t use those opportunities to give an insight into what it may have been like for the localsFor anyone interested there was a blog by some women in Baghdad that is now available in book formBaghdad Burning Girl Blog From Ira

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With profound emotional insight especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel about the costs of war that is destined to become a classicThe war tried to kill us in the spring begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss In Al Tafar Ira twenty one Kevin Powers The Yellow Birds is a powerful novel which centers on a soldier fighting in the Irai War and what awaits him when he returns to civilian life in Virginia Powers opening lines The war tried to kill us in the spring exemplifies how difficult it is for soldiers to figure out where they fit into the dying going on around them It wasn t other soldiers or countries or their leaders or politicians it was the war that tried to kill them Thus begins a poetic and brutal account of how war leaves all of us scarred Fate is a central theme Whether soldiers have any control of their fate comes down to whether they are individuals or numbers according to the order in which they arewill be killed The idea that they are a number detaches them from the horror and fear of the war around them In effect they are already dead They might as well relax and wait for the bullet that is fated to kill them They don t want to believe this however they can t fully believe that they are in control either This sense of powerlessness is echoed in other war novels like Erich Maria Remarue s All uiet on the Western Front The other novel which I kept thinking about while reading The Yellow Birds was Leslie Marmon Silko s Ceremony Silko s protagonist Tayo comes back from WWII and needs to be healed Powers protagonist Bartle returns from the Ira War in desperate need of healing however there is no ceremony to heal Bartle from a war which has alienated him from everything he knew Aside I met and introduced Kevin Powers at an author event in Wyoming in April He talked about his transition from soldier to writer why he wanted to recount his experience of the war in fiction and his approach to writing He was super nice great to meet him I highly recommend The Yellow Birds I believe Powers has a great career ahead of him

  • Hardcover
  • 226
  • The Yellow Birds
  • Kevin Powers
  • English
  • 13 September 2017
  • 9780316219365

About the Author: Kevin Powers

Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond VA In 2004 and 2005 he served with the US Army in Mosul and Tal Afar Ira He studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University after his honorable discharge and received an MFA in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012