Dr. Novinkov tells us of his times in Afghanistan in the '80s and also in 2010, when he re-visited the Afghan country and relates historical facts to readers that the media did not report. The doctor states: “I had the opportunity to return to Afghanistan 30 years after serving in the Soviet-Afghan War, and I show how things have changed and how they have remained the same. I share personal experiences to help readers, especially U.S. audiences, understand the world situation and the effects of war.”
Dr. Novinkov has faith that his book will teach those who want to understand more about the events in that country and will look at Afghanistan from a different angle. The book is called Afghan Boomerang, for we all know that a boomerang is something that is thrown out and will return, and sometimes do more harm on its second trip through the air.
For readers interested in first hand experiences, this book is an inspiring read. Readers will both enjoy and commiserate with the doctor in his travels — and perhaps he didn’t set out to amuse but, he did. Perhaps after moving to the United States the author’s experiences in the first war came back to haunt him. Dr. Novinkov is, in my humble opinion, a person who takes no prisoners and I admire that. He also is free to say anything he wants to say because the United States is a free country and has First Amendment Freedom of Speech.
Quill says: As we all know, especially history buffs, there have been wars from the beginning of time and probably, sadly, there will be wars to the end of time. Unfortunately, there will always be someone who wants to be “King of the Hill,” no matter who they are or what country they represent but, in the end, the United States does and will remain the country with free will for its people.
(Reviewed by Mary Lignor for Feathered Quill Book Reviews)