Burden of the Desert
Justin Huggler
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Jan 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM By Justin Huggler

Zoe Temple, a young journalist who dreams of being a war correspondent Lieutenant Rick Benes, an American officer trying to get his platoon home alive Adel, an Iraqi who wants revenge for the death of his father Mahmoud, an Iraqi driver in a secret love affair with a Christian woman Nouri, an innocent man tortured in Abu Ghraib In occupied Baghdad, their lives will come tZoe Temple, a young journalist who dreams of being a war correspondent Lieutenant Rick Benes, an American officer trying to get his platoon home alive Adel, an Iraqi who wants revenge for the death of his father Mahmoud, an Iraqi driver in a secret love affair with a Christian woman Nouri, an innocent man tortured in Abu Ghraib In occupied Baghdad, their lives will come together in a world of violence and mistrust, where every decision can be fatal, and love is found in unexpected quarters And when a shocking incident at an American checkpoint leaves three people dead, it sets in train a series of events that will have far reaching consequences for them all Burden of the Desert is fast paced and gripping, and asks questions that will linger long after the last page is turned Justin Huggler was a war correspondent in Iraq for the Independent newspaper, and in his first novel he memorably evokes the atmosphere of a military occupation whose aftershocks are still being felt today.
  • Title: Burden of the Desert
  • Author: Justin Huggler
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  • Page: 147
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Verity Finch Jan 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM
Originally reviewed for Nudgemenow:Written by a correspondent of the Iraq war, Burden of the Desert is overflowing with detail which makes the novel wholly believable and that much more thrilling.Rookie journalist Zoe Temple is determined to become a war correspondent, and when her paper offers her the chance of a brief posting in Baghdad she jumps at the chance. It’s 2003 and the Iraq war has officially been declared over by the American’s, so she is hopeful it will be a gentle introduction [...]
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Dana Griffin Jan 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM
The writing in this novel moved the story along sucking me in and not letting up until the end. Mr. Huggler’s experience as a reporter of the war in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 shows in the details of the scenes, politics, and motivation characters. Although this story takes place after the U.S. President declared major combat operations over, there’s plenty of conflict all through this story following several characters. You read and feel the guilt, fear, and worry a U.S. Lieutenant, Benes, carri [...]
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Becky Jan 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM
Written by a war correspondant this book feels very real indeed. The multiple POV coupled with the unflinching look at the reasonings and failings on all sides of the 2003 Iraq conflict, as well as the impression that nothing is likely to be resolved in the region quickly or cleanly, make this read as a literary version of films such as Syriana or The Kingdom. Many of the messages here feel especially resonant right now with the current situation becomong increasingly desperate again. Much as I [...]
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Sandra Jan 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM
this book was exceptionally descriptive and detailed , you could almost believe that you were there yourself, amid all the conflict, the story, the setting, and hearing everything that was going on around you. The book also explained very well all sides to the situation in Iraq, not just the side of the American forces or the British journalists, but the perspective of the Iraqi people too, and how they saw their country being torn apart, and how they saw the Americans as not their saviours but [...]
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Jimmy Jan 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM
The Burden of the Desert, is a fast-paced, intricate and thrilling novel. Justin Huggler draws much upon his experience as a war-zone journalist in writing this realistic and believable novel of insurgency in war-torn Iraq. There are human stories too, the experiences of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, the poor state of the hospitals under American occupation, kidnappings of journalists - all based on actual events and woven together expertly within the narrative. The best novel of the Iraq war to date [...]
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Harold Christopher Jan 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM
The most exciting book I've read in a long time. Based on the conflict in Iraq it takes in the epic sweep of the war,memorably evoking the atmosphere of the country, its people, and the principal participants from overseas. Lives entwined, soldiers, journalists, translators, hospital staff.Above all it is a thrilling read. But more than this it brings out the moral dilemmas facing its principal characters and the sometimes astonishing results flowing from them: self-sacrifice and true heroism.Ma [...]
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Stephen Jan 21, 2020 - 09:33 AM
Excellent writing. Interesting story and characters.
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Burden of the Desert By Justin Huggler Zoe Temple, a young journalist who dreams of being a war correspondent Lieutenant Rick Benes, an American officer trying to get his platoon home alive Adel, an Iraqi who wants revenge for the death of his father Mahmoud, an Iraqi driver in a secret love affair with a Christian woman Nouri, an innocent man tortured in Abu Ghraib In occupied Baghdad, their lives will come tZoe Temple, a young journalist who dreams of being a war correspondent Lieutenant Rick Benes, an American officer trying to get his platoon home alive Adel, an Iraqi who wants revenge for the death of his father Mahmoud, an Iraqi driver in a secret love affair with a Christian woman Nouri, an innocent man tortured in Abu Ghraib In occupied Baghdad, their lives will come together in a world of violence and mistrust, where every decision can be fatal, and love is found in unexpected quarters And when a shocking incident at an American checkpoint leaves three people dead, it sets in train a series of events that will have far reaching consequences for them all Burden of the Desert is fast paced and gripping, and asks questions that will linger long after the last page is turned Justin Huggler was a war correspondent in Iraq for the Independent newspaper, and in his first novel he memorably evokes the atmosphere of a military occupation whose aftershocks are still being felt today.

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