Meet Colby Buzzell, a king among blookers

Among the dross online, only the talented whistleblowers deserve our full attention

By Nick Cohen
The Observer, Saturday 5 May 2007

"And yet... buried underneath the dreadful and the derivative was a rough diamond: My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell. It tells the reader what it's like to be a grunt fighting in the Sunni Triangle with more power and authority than the best embedded reporter in the world could manage. My War has been a cult hit in America - just before he died, Kurt Vonnegut sent Buzzell a fan letter - and it would never have been written if blogging had not been invented."