A New York Times/National bestseller
A Library Journal Best Science Book 2016
Shelf Awareness Hudson Booksellers’ Best Book
of the Year
An Apple “Best Book of 2016 So Far”
Mary Roach’s latest bit of brilliance. … As meticulously researched, beautifully written, and disturbingly funny as her previous books… Grunt examines the science behind war, as well as the researchers who are leading the charge in these state-of-the-art developments. Roach’s prose is a triumph – an engaging blend of anecdote, research, and reflection.
A mirthful, informative peek behind the curtain of military science.
A masterful, digestible look at the science of war. … The chapters are rich with information but they never feel weighed down by their density.
Roach writes exquisitely about the excruciating. … Wildly informative and vividly written.
--Los Angeles Times
Roach is a tenacious investigative journalist with an appetite for the unappetizing. … Grunt ranks high in the Roach repertoire.
Extremely likable … and quick with a quip … [Roach’s] skill is to draw out the good humor and honesty of both the subjects and practitioners of these white arts among the dark arts of war.
--San Francisco Chronicle