East of Coker is not my usual reading material and that is exactly why I love reviewing books, you get introduced to so many different genres. Sometimes it’s doesn’t work out but sometimes it does. In this case it definitely did.
I really liked reading East of Coker, it felt so raw and real, I believed every word.
To be able to write from the perspective of a solider(s) view and for it to hit home what it actually is they went through (are still going through) takes some excellent writing skills. I know I will never truly know what they have experienced but this book definitely came close to showing me. I think it helps that the author himself has experience in the army, so could put some of himself and his experiences into the writing.