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.
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.
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