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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

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An incredible publishing story--written over the course of thirty years by a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, a "New York Times" best seller for ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Ray H

Great book

by Ray H on Mar 23, 2012

Gritty Vietnam novel that slowly drags you into the jungle with Bravo company. I gave in completely. You care what happens to these guys. It's also an excellent look at 1960s cultural tensions and attitudes. More

SeldomSeen

A Forgotten War Remembered

by SeldomSeen on Dec 29, 2010

Matterhorn by Karl Malantes is a masterpiece of a war novel. Set in any era it would be an important examination of the young men we send to fight and die for us?but set in Vietnam, that most controversial and misunderstood wars, it is the novel of that conflict. Told from the point of view of a green ... More

DowninginReading

Currey, Anderson, Marlantes

by DowninginReading on Nov 26, 2010

Joining a distinguished list of writers who lived through then wrote about Vietnam, Karl Marlantes took about 40 years to finally deliver his epic. Certainly semi-autobiographical, reeking with authenticity, and given the balance of perspective, this story engages, informs, entertains and educates. ... More

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Do you think this is "the" Vietnam War novel?

Do you think this novel will change Americans' perspective on the Vietnam War? I personally feel it is such an authentic narrative and it does cause me to pause and respect the sacrifices of young men (and women) involved in Vietnam--and current wars for that matter. The gritty descriptions are sometimes ... More

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