Shooting War - Anthony Lappe

This glossy book is about an alternate reality wherein our middle east wars and terrorism troubles are nothing compared to these and where a hipster blogger gets caught up working for a large media corporation and becomes a pawn in the larger geopolitical machinations. The work is long, wordy, and very busy in terms of art that includes photos and social media-like aspects. Because this is an alternate reality, Lappe can be somewhat over-the-top and provides cover for his veiled references; however, it undermines the impact that a more realistic war story might have and made me struggle to get through it. shooting war