Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fans of the movie will no doubt recognize some of the dialogue in the first few chapters. It's a quick and exceptionally well-done novel. I wish that the author could have given us a few more like this or perhaps even a Vietnam epic. Alas that's not to be, but I'll put this up against "The Things They Carried" or "A Rumor of War" any day.
Jan 27, 2011
Very happy with this book and I loved reading it-much better than the movie that was based on it. The dialog rings so true for the 60's (yes, I'm that old) and is so typical of the Marine Corps. A fast read and strikes home.
Nov 2, 2010
Excellent true to life book
For anyone who enjoys reading about life during wartime, should enjoy reading this book. It is very realistic.
Oct 10, 2008
The Short Timers is a great book. better than the movie. Full Metal Jacket.
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