Overview (No Spoilers):
A few months ago, after my brothers talking up the movie, Luke and I finally watched War Dogs, starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. While we enjoyed the action packed movie, I couldn’t help but ponder how much of the movie was factual, as the events portrayed seemed larger than life. Upon finding out the exploits of the young gunrunners was based on a book by Guy Lawson, I had to reserve War Dogs from my local library. Being a fairly reserved, sheltered, and naive person, I can hardly image how to go about becoming a gunrunner or going down a career path of that nature, hence reinforcing the wonder of literature as it allows readers to step in the shoes of individuals or, more specifically lives that are beyond anything they’d previously considered. While reading I was very interesting in the subject matter detailed by Lawson, however I soon grew almost bored with his narrating style as it took on a tone of relegating details and events, rather than telling a story. Overall, War Dogs was a fascinating tale of failed government oversight, corruption, world politics and young men who seized upon the available, lucrative opportunities, only to eventually bite off more than they can chew.