The White Donkey: Terminal Lance - Maximilian Uriarte

The White Donkey: Terminal Lance

By Maximilian Uriarte

  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
Score: 5
From 340 Ratings


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.


  • 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.
  • ..!!

    By Champ415
    Great read!! Very addicting!! As a fellow 0351 and Vet of OEF I, this brought back memories..
  • Foolish not to buy

    By Jdavis891
    Deep, touching, grasping story. Im not a military member and i may not relate but i made me feel things ive never felt. Amazing story
  • Not Bad, But Not Very Good Either

    By =one=
    I hate to be the first non-five-star review, but The White Donkey was ok at best. For the amount of time spent on it, I would have expected a lot more. After all the intros, thank-you's, acknowledgements, etc. there's 256 pages of actual story. Of those, a lot are relatively empty, full or two page frames. Another nineteen(!) pages are two-page full frame spreads of, basically, a single empty page on one side, and what amounts to a flip book with a single character on an otherwise blank page on the other. The story itself was very short, and both the climax and ending were completely predictable. I knew the climax about a quarter of the way in, and the ending about a third in. To me it seems like a modern take on Jarhead in graphic novel form. It's cynical, monotonous, and a little preachy. While that works for - and is enjoyable in - Jarhead, it makes it hard to stay interested in The White Donkey. At best this is a $4.99 book, definitely not worth the asking price on Amazon and The Apple Store (where I got it). Sorry, Max. I love the strip and have been reading it for years, but the book just didn't do it for me.