The White Donkey: Terminal Lance by Maximilian Uriarte

The White Donkey: Terminal Lance

By Maximilian Uriarte

  • Publication Date: 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
5 Score: 5 (From 393 Ratings)

Book Summary

New York Times Bestseller

A graphic novel of war and its aftermath.

A powerful, compulsively page-turning, vivid, and moving tribute to the experience of war and PTSD, The White Donkey tells the story of Abe, a young Marine recruit who experiences the ugly, pedestrian, and often meaningless side of military service in rural Iraq. He enlists in hopes of finding that missing something in his life but comes to find out that it's not quite what he expected. Abe gets more than he bargained for when his journey takes him to the middle east in war-torn Iraq.

This is a story about a Marine, written and illustrated by a Marine, and is the first graphic novel about the war in Iraq from a veteran. The White Donkey explores the experience of being a Marine, as well as the challenges that veterans face upon their return home, and its raw power will leave you in awe.

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Book Opinions

  • USMC

    By KingRoyEdwinQuinnIV
    Being an Active Duty Marine this book really puts a huge light on the effects of PTSD and how your life changes from it. This book was in all honesty great and 10/10 recommend it to others now after I’ve read it. I hope you write more books. Thank you for this one.
  • Great story

    By Aububba
    Very touching. First story to make cry in awhile.
  • Incredibly eye opening and powerful

    By GhillieStorm
    Absolutely amazing book, I would recommend it to anyone.
  • Simply amazing

    By JohnnyBoy856
    Raw and realistic. Active duty in a nutshell.
  • As real as it gets

    By TXIC-nasioc
    Whether you were there or not to relate to this book you can still get an under standing and connect on a whole different level.
  • Great book!

    I finished this book quickly because it was so interesting and captivating! I could not turn my head away at all. Well worth the money and the read. I am a Poolee for the Marines and I'm very excited to leave. Definitely recommend this book!
  • Brilliant Versatility

    By BlackFang00
    Based on the Terminal Lance series I didn't think the author could write something this amazingly relatable and beautiful. This story had me in tears by the end of it. Definitely worth the read.
  • Wow

    By Ignaciowey
    I have finally had a chance to finish reading the book and wow! I knew that Garcia was going to die, but I wasn't prepared for the way that he died, all the the sorrow and sadness I felt it like if I was there. The book is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to showing what military life is like and for recapping a 9 to 10 month period it was well done. Max, congratulations, this has to be one of the best Graphic novels of all time and you deserve that. Thanks for the book.
  • Fantastic book

    By LordIstvan
    This book goes to show you how much war screws a person up. Not gunna lie, a rather short book, but I was really into it the entire way. I highly suggest reading it, but be warned, as this is a book written about the military, every other word is a cuss word. Aside from that, I want to see this thing turned into a movie. Max if you are reading this, you wrote a work of art here and it really shows what war is like.
  • Fantastic

    By markymarkmarine
    Great little read when I'm at work taking a break, love the Facebook page and just wanted to say how amazingly well written and illustrated this graphic novel was.