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Slow to begin with like TTRL (about 200 pages), it hooks you in until eventually you think of your spare time in only how much you can read the book.
The characters talk is very convincing as to class and time, but sometimes the omniscient narrator also has trouble with things like singular and plural cases.
Reading this novel offers readers a glimpse into the human condition, and a chance at making some pretty powerful decisions about living in the here and now.
This is another realistic depiction of life in the military before and during World War Two. The novel is about enlisted men on Oahu just prior and then after the attack on Pearl... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Francis C. Donnelly
This book is a classic, but I felt Jones spent too much time on description and character development. I got bogged down after awhile. Read morePublished 20 days ago by cathyray
It was a good book. I also saw the movie many eons ago...the book was better.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
poor - poor - one of the few books I've put down without finishing! I've never read a book where the author rambles on for 10 or 20 pages about nothing but what is going thru... Read morePublished 1 month ago by robert a. mccoy
I feel like an idiot. I'm 65 years and just discovered James Jones. This book is excellent in so many ways. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve
Wow. I have a better understanding of army military life; the infighting, politics, miserable field conditions, fear, loss, loneliness.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I liked Prew and Warden because you came to really believe in them as real, and respect them.
I did not like having Prew killed but felt it somehow right for the book.