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War can be addictive. So testifies journalist David Axe who's been there, in the middle of the action in Iraq. The high is potent no matter how much you know how dangerous it is...

Here's Axe's journal of dealing with his addiction, the high, the sheer excitement of being in there, in the battle, the cost to his life, never mind the threat. A new form of visceral sef-analyzing comics journalism starts with this book...

An allegory for the US?

Review:

"When smalltown newspaper journalist David begs an assignment to Iraq, he's supposed to be covering the national elections; actually, he's attracted by the persistent threat of carnage and an urge to get close to violent death. David doesn't want to take part in any battles personally, but he can't stop watching as car bombs explode and bullets punch through bodies. As the title suggests, war can be an addictive drug, and there are people who will take any risk for a fix. Axe himself is a freelance newspaper writer who has been to Iraq six times, so his firsthand observations of episodes in combat are fresh and vivid. Beyond his role as observer, however, David remains a cipher, like most of the characters here. The book fails to develop its pseudo-autobiographical story enough to let an audience decide whether David is a helpless, innocent geek or a perverted voyeur of bloodshed — or an even more disturbing combination of those roles. Olexa's black and white art is technically proficient, but it lacks the intensity that would make us identify with David's addiction enough to recognize how much we media-saturated readers share it. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The only downfall of this title is that few teens will pick it to read. Only the teen most interested in war graphic novels will be intrigued by it." VOYA

Review:

"Although brief and underdeveloped, War-Fix is essential as background on war and the conflict in Iraq." Librbary Journal

About the Author

David Axe started in journalism as a political reporter for a local paper in South Carolina, but his interest in violence started when he was young. His choice to go to Iraq was spurred by his addiction to watching news coverage...and the adrenaline rush of being on the scene. He was embedded with both US and British forces. He stayed alive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561634644
Author:
David Axe and Steve Olexa
Publisher:
NBM Publishing
Illustrator:
Olexa, Steve
Author:
Axe, David
Author:
Olexa, Steve
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
War correspondents
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20061101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

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Product details 192 pages ComicsLit - English 9781561634644 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When smalltown newspaper journalist David begs an assignment to Iraq, he's supposed to be covering the national elections; actually, he's attracted by the persistent threat of carnage and an urge to get close to violent death. David doesn't want to take part in any battles personally, but he can't stop watching as car bombs explode and bullets punch through bodies. As the title suggests, war can be an addictive drug, and there are people who will take any risk for a fix. Axe himself is a freelance newspaper writer who has been to Iraq six times, so his firsthand observations of episodes in combat are fresh and vivid. Beyond his role as observer, however, David remains a cipher, like most of the characters here. The book fails to develop its pseudo-autobiographical story enough to let an audience decide whether David is a helpless, innocent geek or a perverted voyeur of bloodshed — or an even more disturbing combination of those roles. Olexa's black and white art is technically proficient, but it lacks the intensity that would make us identify with David's addiction enough to recognize how much we media-saturated readers share it. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The only downfall of this title is that few teens will pick it to read. Only the teen most interested in war graphic novels will be intrigued by it."
"Review" by , "Although brief and underdeveloped, War-Fix is essential as background on war and the conflict in Iraq."
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