William Reeve, former BBC World Service and Afghanistan correspondent recently reviewed Spin Zhira. Here’s what he said:
A VERY GOOD READ WITH MANY INSIGHTS WELL WORTH HEEDING
This book is not just for soldiers who have fought in Helmand and in other conflicts. It’s a very engaging account in the voice of a soldier that should be read by all those interested in the world about them, and especially by civilians involved in any way with conflicts. Chris Green is certainly very blunt about one and all, about their strengths and weaknesses and about how they deal with often very difficult, sad or indeed absurd situations. He is also very engaging about his own thoughts day by day, making poignant observations on often very serious issues, told with colourful examples. Let’s hope this book is available, especially on bookshelves, for many years to come, as the valuable insights on its pages are well worth heeding – and very enjoyable to read.
SPIN ZHIRA: Old Man in Helmand. A true story of love, service and incompetence. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry or your money back (but check the smallprint first).
‘Brims with authenticity and dark humour.’
Patrick Hennessey, bestselling author of The Junior Officers’ Reading Club
Doug Beattie, bestselling author of An Ordinary Soldier
‘A must read.’
Richard Dorney, bestselling author of The Killing Zone
‘The best book by a soldier concerning the Afghan War that I have read’
Frank Ledwidge, bestselling author of Losing Small Wars
SOLDIER The official magazine of the British Army