The collaborative effort of Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, American Sniper is the memoir of the US armed forces’ deadliest sniper, Chris Kyle.
WHY I PICKED IT UP
I read a news article about the late Kyle’s unfortunate murder and noticed the book on display at the local bookstore.
WHERE/WHY I STOPPED
I stopped in the prologue after the second time the author referred to a terrorist as ‘evil’ and continued to elucidate exactly how evil. This happened about three pages in. Now I’m not a fan of terrorists per se, but the word evil sprang up so often in the following passages I could feel it becoming preachy.
WHAT COULD BE BETTER, IF ANYTHING
Less emphasis on the ‘evil.’ I know terrorists are bad; I don’t need it preached to me. It was just distracting. Everything else I read was interesting and well written.