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Last One In

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Last One In

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Nicholas Kulish
publisher:
HarperPerennial Library
genre:
Fiction, Comic Novels

We gave it an A-

EW PICK

When gossip reporter Jimmy Stephens gets his paper sued for libel, he’s forced to impersonate an injured writer who shares his name and embed with the Marines for 2003’s Iraq invasion. Isn’t that the setup of Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop? you ask. And do we really need more novels about a Gen-Y guy’s redemption? But the story and hero soon blossom into something far more captivating. Nicholas Kulish, a former war correspondent, devises the perfect carrot/stick combo for our Paris Hilton-ized generation: a passionate critique of modern warfare disguised as lad lit. Last One In will sneak up on you. A-