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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Jackie Hollis, January 28, 2011

This book overlapped from 2010 to 2011. Because it was such a big book (and not just in the number of pages). Page by page, Karl Marlantes makes you feel: the tedium, the terror, the loss, the miserable conditions, the anger, the futuility and the transformation of Lieutenant Mellas. My husband immediately began reading it when I finished it because of the way I muttered to myself through out reading it, my visceral reactions to what was on the page. For anyone who wants to know, just the smallest bit of what it must have been like for these Marines in Vietnam: READ. THIS. BOOK.
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