The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist




      The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist
On September 12, 2001, a year and a half after finishing his military service, Sean Davis strolled into the Oregon National Guard s recruiting office and re enlisted After dropping out of art school and working a dead end government job, September 11 gave him a new sense of purpose and direction Follow Sean Davis life as he discovers the oddities of a pop up America in a hostile desert wasteland loses his best friend in a violent ambush returns, critically wounded, to confinement in a place that s not his home deals with the fallout of PTSD and the horror of what he experienced in that war zone and finally, as he rediscovers art and its power to heal. Best Read The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist Author Sean Davis For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

I moved around a lot as a kid, but ultimately my brothers and I landed in the surreal world of trailerparks and loggers in the Cascade Mountains I joined the military to find a bigger life and a bigger world I left in 99 to go to art school but dropped out a year and a half later and ended up reenlisting the day after 9 11 The rest is in my book The Wax Bullet War.

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      The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist
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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist
  • Sean Davis
  • 17 February 2018
  • 193201070X

10 thoughts on “ The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist

  1. Kyra says:

    Often times when I read memoir, I find it hard to relate to the author and the situations described Sometimes, I m unfamiliar with the topic Other times, it s not written in a manner compelling enough for me to continue reading to the end Neither of these instances applied to the Wax Bullet War From beginning to end, I was engrossed in Davis s heartfelt story of war and recovery PTSD affects so many of our soldiers, young and old The Wax Bullet War isn t a sugarcoated story it s a real an Often times when I read memoir, I find it hard to relate to the author and the situations described Sometimes, I m unfamiliar with the topic Other times, it s not written in a manner compelling ...

  2. Dorothy Presnell says:

    Sean Davis has been to Haiti, Iraq, and New Orleans after Katrina This covers primarily his time in Iraq and his return home after he is injured He struggles with survivors guilt and guilt about leaving his brothers in arms It is graphic in places It is also heartbreaking to read about his losses and struggles and his coping skills We are sad when we hear of a death of a soldier and grateful when they come home safely Reading this book Mr Davis lets everyone see what it is like to be in a Sean Davis has been to Haiti, Iraq, and New Orleans after Katrina This covers primarily his time in Iraq and his return home after he is injured He struggles with survivors guilt and guilt about leaving his brothers in arms It is graphic in places It is also heartbreaking to read about his losses and struggles and his coping skills We are sad when we hear of a death of a soldier and grateful when they co...

  3. Jason Arias says:

    Amazing honesty and insight If you get the chance, it s well worth your time to hear this guy read any of his work.

  4. Justin M. says:

    I went into The Wax Bullet War with a generally open mind I typically enjoy war time memoirs, so I expected to at least appreciate the work from the onset, but theI read of it, theengrossing it was The writer, Sean Davis, has a distinct voice and an atypical perspective in this book One thing that I really appreciated was that, generally speaking, war memoirs fall into two wider categories Half take on a colder,objective tone, or a voice that s consciously trying to remove I went into The Wax Bullet War with a generally open mind I typically enjoy war time memoirs, so I expected to at least appreciate the work from the onset, but theI read of it, theengrossing it was The writer, Sean Davis, has a distinct voice and an atypical perspective in this book One thing that I really appreciated was that, generally speaking, war memoirs fall into two wider categories Half take on a colder,objective tone, or a voice that s consciously trying to remove itself from the situation to present the story without bias, while the other half of these memoirs are totally subjective with a not so quiet agenda tacked on to them The Wax Bullet War is special in that I wouldn t consider it a part of either of those categories This is a memoir with emotion and compassion for the people in the author s life The writing is clever and always empathetic despite the ugliness of the situa...

  5. Faith Muñoz says:

    After a while of only reading fantasy books, this one brought me back to reality Sean Davis gets caught up in the aftermath of 9 11 and is called to fight in Operation Iraqi Freedom, even though he is in the National Guard What I liked about this book was the Sean s voice It felt like I was hearing my uncle talk about his time as a Marine He sounded so normal that when he described all of these huge things happening, they came almost as much as a shock to me as they did to him He really was After a while of only reading fantasy books, this one brought me back to reality Sean Davis gets caught up in the aftermath of 9 11 and is called to fight in Operation Iraqi Freedom, even though he is in the National Guard What I liked about this book was the Sean s voice It felt like I was hearing my uncle talk about his time as a Marine He sounded so normal that when he described all of these huge things happening, they came almost as much as a shock to me as they did to him He really was just a normal guy that went through some really mentally and emotionally difficult things that most people could never Throughout the whole book, I could see that struggle between his artist self and soldier self It s crazy to fathom that you would have to suppress one so that you can survive It made me realize how art and beauty are such an essential expression of our humanity I appreciate that he wrote honestly about his exper...

  6. Stephanie says:

    Military service and soldiering couldn t be farther from my own experience, and Wax Bullet War isn t the sort of book I d ordinarily choose to read But a friend who s Marine veteran recommended it highly, and trusting her judgment, I gave it a chance.As I read the book, I felt as though serving in the military was almost as big a stretch for author Sean Davis as it would have been for me, and because of that, his account was all theaffecting Here was someone who is an artist, who lived i Military service and soldiering couldn t be farther from my own experience, and Wax Bullet War isn t the sort of book I d ordinarily choose to read But a friend who s Marine veteran recommended it highly, and trusting her judgment, I gave it a chance.As I read the book, I felt as though serving in the military was almost as big a stretch for author Sean Davis as it would have been for me, and because of that, his account was all theaffecting Here was someone who is an artist, who lived in some of the same Portland neighborhoods as me, and who by the twists of fate found himself in horrific situations that I couldn t even imagine.Davis tells shattering stories of his deployment in Iraq, and its poignant opportunities for human connections some successful, some tragically not Later, his National Guard unit is assigned to patro...

  7. Pam Wells says:

    I hadn t intended to read this book for pleasure I wanted to know what the title meant was it literal or figurative I wanted a general sense of the story or, because this is a memoir, a general idea of what Sean Davis experienced as a soldier I didn t expect to like The Wax Bullet War as much as I did.Davis grew up in poverty in western Oregon His mother was too young and his father too drunk to be good parents His grandparents did their best to help raise him and his brothers, but it was h I hadn t intended to read this book for pleasure I wanted to know what the title meant was it literal or figurative I wanted a general sense of the story or, because this is a memoir, a general idea of what Sean Davis experienced as a soldier I didn t expect to like The Wax Bullet War as much as I did.Davis grew up in poverty in western Oregon His mother was too young and his father too drunk to be good parents His grandparents did their best to help raise him and his brothers, but it was hard for them, too Davis joined the army when he turned eighteen this was the 1990s and spent the next six years in the infantry, seeing the world through the eyes of a soldier and an artist.That was his dream...

  8. Grace says:

    In The Wax Bullet War, Sean Davis tells the difficult story of his life as a soldier and a veteran from his Army background, re enlistment after 9 11, through training, warzone, and return home Davis is unhurried storyteller who doesn t shy away from pain, trauma, or heartbreak, and from the very beginning of the book, the ease with which he lets the reader into his life and experience make his memoir feel credible and deeply true This distinct style is enhanced by his relationship to himself In The Wax Bullet War, Sean Davis tells the difficult story of his life as a soldier and a veteran from his Army background, re enlistment after 9 11, through training, warzone, and return home Davis is unhurried storyteller who doesn t shy away from pain, trauma, or heartbreak, and from the very beginning of the book, the e...

  9. Emma Hovley says:

    The Wax Bullet War is an amazing and gritty memoir that took me completely by surprise Davis writes with emotional and often brutal honesty, inviting his readers to walk through not only his experiences in Iraq but his reentry to life in Oregon I found myself being struck again and again by the raw and honest window Davis provides into his own mental health both before his re enlistment and after his platoon is ambushed and he is injured His voice cuts through any political arguments and fog The Wax Bullet War is an amazing and gritty memoir that took me completely by surprise Davis writes with emotional and often brutal honesty, inviting his readers to walk through not only his experiences in Iraq but his reentry to life in Oregon I found myself being struck...

  10. Jenny Forrester says:

    This paragraph says everything about this expertly crafted book by a combat veteran, I couldn t stop thinking about what the English speaking man out on the road had said before taking his father to the hospital in Baghdad Were these terrorists just fatherless sons wanting revenge Now that we d taken them into custody, would others avenge their arrest Were there any real political motives behind their actions Or did they bomb us because we bombed them I squinted my eyes tight and in that This paragraph says everything about this expertly crafted book by a combat veteran, I couldn t stop thinking about what the English speaking man out on the road had said before taking his father to the hospital in Baghdad Were these terrorists just fatherless sons wanting revenge Now that we d taken them into custody, would others avenge their...

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