tales from the 25 cent remainder bin?
this is a fictional work, although Hodge is clever enough in the writing on the back cover so as not to make it absolutely clear. I suppose I am losing whatever questionable legitimacy I have earned as a GR reviewer of military non-fiction to include this, but whatever, we should all be comfortable with our feminine side or whatnot.
actually, the textual unity is not bad. it's just that this thing is 96 pages long.
further, there is a distinct air of unreality about the diary entries. most people's thoughts wonder; they record irrelevant trivia and keep odd statistics (e.g., 'i ate three boiled eggs today') in their diaries. this is just 'unified text;' one thing leads to another; the fictional girl's story unfolds.