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ISBN13: 9780395860250
ISBN10: 0395860253
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In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action — and profit — by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong for him. Dog Soldiers perfectly captures the underground mood of America in the 1970s, when amateur drug dealers and hippies encountered profiteering cops and professional killers — and the price of survival was dangerously high.

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"[A] fastpaced, action-fraught novel....Stone has written a fine and absorbing second novel, all in all better than his first, deeper thematically and technically more proficient....[He is] a brilliant and prodigiously talented writer, one of America's best." Geoffery Clark, Ploughshares, The Literary Journal at Emerson College

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"It is melodramatic, cruel, witty and grim." The New York Times Books of the Century

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"Stone details an American drama of greed and violence in a world where life is cheap and the price of survival dangerously high." Time

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"[Dog Soldiers] may be the strongest novel yet written about Vietnam — or more precisely, about the war's psychic and moral consequences." David Ansen, Newsweek critic

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"Joyce Carol Oats [sic] sounds like an effusive hysteric beside him: her books are self-indulgent fantasies. Stone gives you American experience....His new book confirms that he is one of our best novelists under forty." Richard Locke, New York Times

About the Author

Robert Stone is the author of A Flag Sunrise, Children of the Light, and Outerbridge Reach. He won the National Book Award for Dog Soldiers and the Faulkner Foundation Award for A Hall of Mirrors. He lives in Connecticut.

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retromod, August 23, 2008 (view all comments by retromod)
This book does a very good job of portraying the piquant yet ripped-up zeitgeist of the early 1970s. And, it does so within a compelling narrative framework. This is a blood-and-noir drenched story of violence, drugs, naivete and desperation that's sort of like a Tarantino film but amped up to significantly higher level by Stone's judicious inclusion of meaningful social commentary and even a little bit of serious philosophical thought.
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had to read for a class and actually enjoyed it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395860250
Author:
Stone, Robert B.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Stone, Robert B.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
FICTION / Historical
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
California
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
13274
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.28x5.60x.87 in. .81 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Mariner Books - English 9780395860250 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] fastpaced, action-fraught novel....Stone has written a fine and absorbing second novel, all in all better than his first, deeper thematically and technically more proficient....[He is] a brilliant and prodigiously talented writer, one of America's best."
"Review" by , "It is melodramatic, cruel, witty and grim."
"Review" by , "Stone details an American drama of greed and violence in a world where life is cheap and the price of survival dangerously high."
"Review" by , "[Dog Soldiers] may be the strongest novel yet written about Vietnam — or more precisely, about the war's psychic and moral consequences."
"Review" by , "Joyce Carol Oats [sic] sounds like an effusive hysteric beside him: her books are self-indulgent fantasies. Stone gives you American experience....His new book confirms that he is one of our best novelists under forty."
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