• "Breathtakingly fine. Resonate in tone, surprising...eviscerating in its honesty, faceted in its complexity. Mr Arvin has accomplished what only a handful of writers have managed - he has crafted a spare and perfect masterwork."

    Mark Spragg
  • "[A] short, furious novel... Articles of War presents a tough and visceral vision of war as a universe unto itself and a moral crucible"

    New York Times
  • "A gem of a book. . . Arvin evokes [battle] in perfect, riveting pitch... Beautifully written and timely"

    Washington Post
  • "Arvin's first novel is an elegant, understated testament to the stoicism, accidental cowardice and occasional heroics of men under fire."

    Publishers Weekly
  • "Arvin is... capable of sentences that stop you cold"