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The Aardvark Is Ready for War

(1997)
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Nicknamed after the gas mask he and his fellow soldiers will wear as they fight in the Persian Gulf War, Aardvark is a tactical jet crewman headed for combat in this dark comedy. He recounts the days before he is called to fight and the carrier's progress toward its destination in blistering prose. The war is really happening on TV, and everyone on the ship is tuned to CNN. Aardvark wanders the ship with video camera in hand, filming the rule-bound officers, musclehead bunkmates, and porn entrepreneurs in an attempt to tune out reality. But as the ship nears its destination, he is forced to face his growing fears and sense of alienation.

    

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"Absolutely authentic." - Robert Stone


Used availability for James W Blinn's The Aardvark Is Ready for War

Hardback Editions

April 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Aardvark Is Ready for War: A Novel
Author(s): James W Blinn
ISBN: 0-316-09987-2 / 978-0-316-09987-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Aardvark Is Ready for War
Author(s): Perseus
ISBN: 1-56025-546-3 / 978-1-56025-546-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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Audio Editions

December 1999 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Aardvark Is Ready for War
Author(s): James W Blinn
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon UK