I don't say this often, but this is one of the very best books I've ever read.
Like my friends who will never understand the brotherhood that is the Army, I will never understand the horrors of the Vietnam War.
The book ends the way it does because the author wanted the reader to contemplate what it means.
I bought this for my brother as a gift. He's a Vietnam vet, (a Green Beret who became a cop, just as the protagonist) and has raved at how accurate this book is in portraying the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by tarnation
This is by far the best novel about American soldiers fighting in Vietnam that I've read so far, and I've read quite a few. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ralph Beer
Authentic war, brutal and ugly, by an authentic warrior. Solid, unflinching and courageously honest. The writing pulled me in like a spell. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Wildbillybones
This book had me the first time I read it and I had to go out and get a new copy since I misplaced the one I already had.Published 13 months ago by Jonathan W. Baker
I liked the storyline and more the characters- perhaps I have read too many books on the Vietnam war - this book seemed to the same standard pattern for the genre. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steve Bowers
The first half of this book was very captivating. I enjoyed the realism of the Vietnam war and the occasional very good laugh. Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by Curt Fluegel
This romanced tale written by a veteran of the Green Berets (Special Forces) of Hanson is outstanding. Read morePublished on June 24, 2008 by Latour07
Had to stop reading about 120 pages into the book. It did nothing for me.
All the reviews were so stellar, this is why I kept reading, but could not go any further.
From a strictly technical point of view Anderson's writing isn't great; it can be a bit stilted and awkward in places. Read morePublished on April 3, 2008 by Juan Gonzalez