DNF: Running with the Enemy by Lloyd Lofthouse

Running With the EnemyRunning with the Enemy
written by Lloyd Lofthouse
published by Three Clover Press

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour for this book hosted by Premier Virtual Author Book Tours. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Where I stopped reading: Before the 20% mark.

Why I stopped reading: I’ve never given up on a book before the 20% mark.  I’ve never given up on a book that I agreed to review for an author- until today.

HATED this story beginning with the first page. I brought it to the doctor’s office thinking that anything would be better than sitting around bored thus forcing myself to read it. But it turns out I’d rather stare at a blank wall and listen to germ infested zombie look alikes cough up a lung than read one more page of this book.

I stopped at 16% when a US soldier was joyfully planning the brutal rape and torture of a Vietnamese woman like most people plan a Disney vacation. It was revolting.

What others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for Running with the Enemy is 3.24. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 5 stars, 4 stars, and 1 star. Almost an equal amount of each. There were 8 4-star reviews on Amazon. At Barnes & Noble, there was one 4-star review. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.

About the book – from Goodreads: Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. In “Running with the Enemy”, Ethan Card is a loyal US Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again. And the women he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.





  1. It is such a struggle when you hate it from the beginning but want to keep going to try to give it a good shot!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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