'Kurdish Azad Cudi recalls encounters with ISIS terrorists in Syria. As a sniper his job was to pick off ISIS fighters. He was remarkably successful, killing 250 people. Although troubled and badly injured, he fought to the bitter end to oust ISIS from Kobani, now under Kurdish control, and describes his experiences in vivid prose'
This record of what [Azad Cudi] did and went through is profoundly affecting, the first-person narrative offering a condensed history of the Kurds and a personal take on their role in the ongoing war that is accessible and, for a complacent westerner, chastening. There are horrors but also humanity - inspiration, even, alongside the tragedy. A surprisingly lyrical tribute to a much-put-upon people and to fallen comrades in arms - as often women as men - that deserves a wide audience
'A book to marvel at, learn from, and return to again and again'
'Simply outstanding . . . powerful'