When tragedy strikes Bill Carter's life he finds himself drawn to an unlikely place -- Bosnia, in the midst of its civil war. Searching for meaning in the heart of darkness, he manages to find lodging in an abandoned tower block and sets out getting supplies to the starved, besieged citizens of Sarajevo. It is there that Carter emerges from his stupor. Inspired by a community of people working to bring relief to the city, he daringly enlists the help of music group U2 and its lead singer, Bono, who set up satellite links on the band's Zooropa tour that allowed ordinary citizens of Sarajevo to speak unedited and live on 90-foot television screens to thousands of concertgoers worldwide.
Just as Michael Herr's Vietnam memoir Dispatches captured the horror of war for the '60s generation, Bill Carter's Fools Rush In will be the seminal book for this generation on the visceral and transformative impact of war in our time....Continua
It is very good book as the author is very honest about his experiences and feelings and so it's very natural for me to go into an emotional roller coaster with him. Each chapter is short so it feels very 'crisp' when reading. It also strikes a very special feeling inside me when I am able to map the places / buildings / streets I got to know after travelling to Bosnia a couple of years ago with what happened in the book. The author is not historian but he did a really good job documenting what happened during the siege and not letting history be forgotten....Continua