'The Way of the Knife' by Mark Mazzetti: reading schedule


This August we will be reading The Way of the Knife by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Mark Mazzetti. This is billed as the inside account of the war the CIA fights in secret while our gaze is focused on Iraq and Afghanistan. "[A]n authoritative account of that that third war," author Thomas E. Ricks is quoted on the dust jacket, "conducted by the CIA and military Special Operators in Yemen, East Africa, and, most of all, Pakistan." Not entirely sure what we're getting ourselves into here, but I did sneak a peak inside the book the other day and it starts with a bang! Either way, it will be one hell of a trip. How do I know this? Because you're coming along for the ride, silly.

The reading schedule is below, and our action-packed Goodreads group is: here.

August 1st - 6th: Chapters 1 − 5
August 7th - 13th: Chapters 6 − 9
August 14th - 20th: Chapters 10 − 13
August 21st - 31st: Chapters 14 - end