Thursday, October 13, 2016

Istanbul Letters

Istanbul Letters
author: Elliot Ackerman
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published:
rating: 4
read at: 2016/10/13
date added: 2016/10/13
shelves: non-fiction
'Istanbul Letters' by Elliot Ackerman is a series of essays, or letters, written from where he lives in Turkey about various topics.

He talks about taking his children to the market, and a life in a country that many of us might fear to live in. He meets a former US soldier who now lives there as well. He discusses foreign policy and the kind of horrific violence that happens in Turkey and Orlando and San Bernardino. Through the course of the book elections are mentioned from the one in Syria to our impending US election.

It's a short book of essays, but packs a lot of thought provoking content in it's 26 pages. I appreciated the approach: personal content along with global reflection. It's well written and I appreciate the chance to read it.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Vintage, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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