Book search: Personal accounts of war
May 14, 2014 12:51 PM Subscribe
I am looking for books about war or other bad experiences, that are as evocative as Noonday Demon is about depression.
posted by htid to Writing & Language (26 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for first-hand accounts by people who have such a mindblowing ability with written language that they change your perspective, and understanding, of what it is like to be in those situations.
One of the best books I've seen like this, on another topic, is Noonday Demon. That book is about depression. I am looking for similar first-hand accounts of war.
I'm looking for an evocative first-hand description of war, violence, or another similar experience... the thoughts and feelings of the experience. I am not looking for a chronology or factual narrative. Any recommendations?