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Buffalo Afternoon: A Novel
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 1996
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer's Buffalo Afternoon tells the story of a young man's journey from his urban ethnic neighborhood to the jungles of Vietnam and back. Unlike many popular works of fiction about the era, this book does not solely concentrate on the "blood and guts" either during the war or afterwards. It also explores the hero's complex relationships with his wife, family, and other Vietnam Vets. The men who actually served are not the only victims of this war - the wife suffers the effects of her husband's PTSD, and later, when he finally connects to other veterans, has to tolerate homeless or drug addicted or just plain strange "brothers" invading her home at all hours of the day and night, eating the food, drinking the beer, and throwing things at the TV set when the news stories displease them. Required reading for all vets, all vets families, and all vets friends
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2011
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This is another good book to add to your library chronicling the war in Vietnam. The more you read about this chapter in our history the more you understand the damage that occurred to the minds of the soldiers involved in that military action. The suffering does not stop when you leave the battle area and requires a great deal of support from loved ones to 'make you whole' again. We owe them!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2012
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The explicit, sensitive writing in this novel complements the life of the main character whose experiences in Vietnam make him even less able to confront the hardships of his past. Pete Bravado, an Italian-American from Brooklyn, takes on the adventure of a lifetime only to face crushing realities both abroad and at home. Readers who have experienced the same or whose memories sit on the periphery of the Vietnam years will be drawn into the lives of a soldier, his family and culture, and a country imagined beautiful in times of peace. A deeply poignant read.
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on March 14, 2012
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Buffalo Afternoon was a remarkable book. After talking to many vets well after they came home and when they could finally talk about it, this book had the whole impact of what they saw and how difficult it was to find their way home. She is a really good writer. I hadn't thought that I could read a book about Viet Nam it was so devastating to my generation. But this book changed my mind. helluva book.Buffalo Afternoon: A Novel
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on October 8, 2011
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This was a special gift for a friend who was unable to find this for himself. He wasvery pleased to have received a copy shortly after we discussed it
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on July 21, 2014
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A really Great read. I'm a Viet-Vet and experienced alot of recall as I read this novel. She writes other great novels, too.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2013
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It's in the queue. Bought it after reading Matterhorn, a very compelling story. I was in the service at that time but missed out on Viet Nam. These stories have me counting my blessings.
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on April 24, 2015
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Good!
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4 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 1997
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Want to feel the Vietnam experience, but are too young? No problem. This book will make you feel like you're there and "back in the world". Of course, you must experience the entire scene, so here's some acid to trip on. That's exactly what reading this book is like. You could almost hear the Doors playing in the background while reading this hallucinatory tale of madness and schizophrenia. This book definately has a "women's" touch, mixed with the ethearal feel of Pynchon. For a far superior straight fiction of Vietnam, I'd highly recommend Michael Peterson's A Time of War
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