Fobbit

Fobbit

David Abrams


Fobbit \’fä-bit\, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a ahead working Base who avoids wrestle through ultimate on the base, esp. in the course of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative.

In the satirical culture of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H, Fobbit takes us into the chaotic international of Baghdad’s ahead working Base Triumph. The ahead working base, or FOB, is just like the back-office of the battlefield – the place humans consume and sleep, and the place loads of infantrymen have what seems to be suspiciously like a table activity. female and male squaddies are searhing for an empty Porta Potty during which to get familiar, grunts are taking part in Xbox and looking at NASCAR among missions, and many the senior employees are extra serious about attending to the chow corridor in time for the Friday evening all-you-can-eat seafood distinctive than being concerned approximately little such things as army strategy.

Darkly funny and in keeping with the author's personal reviews in Iraq, Fobbit is an exquisite debut that exhibits us a behind-the-scenes portrait of the true Iraq war.

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