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“The best novel to come out of the . . . war, perhaps the best book to come out of any war.” ―San Francisco Chronicle
“Best novel yet about World War II.” ―Time
“Brutal, agonizing, astonishingly thoughtful.” ―Newsweek
“Nightmarish masterpiece of realism.” ―Cleveland News
“Vibrant with life, abundant with real people, full of memorable scenes. To call it merely a great book about the war would be to minimize its total achievement.” ―The Philadelphia Inquirer
“The most important American novel since Moby-Dick.” ―Providence Journal
"In the west he could still see the night, and he recalled a troop train speeding across the great plains of Nebraska. Read morePublished 5 days ago by A. S. Pollock
this was a vulgar book that could have gotten the jest of crudeness across more tastefully. I would not recommend this book to ANYONE.Published 4 months ago by Willow
Mailer must have read a lot of Hemingway; they both have the same malady of over detailed character development. God that can be boring.Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
It's a modern classic by an author who served in WW II. It gives you some idea of the backgrounds of typical soldiers and contrasts that with that of officers. Read morePublished 4 months ago by KENNETH J. AUSLANDER
War is Hell; and Norman Mailer shows it to us in every page. his marvelous novel follows an army platoon as they work their way through the attack on the fictitious island of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by HT
The book in my opinion hinges on a single plot twist in the middle of the book. You won't see it coming.
Otherwise I wasn't interested much. Read more
Mailer describes the suffocating jungle and climate in exquisite prose. While action scenes do occur, and these are brilliantly dealt with, the focus is on the psyche of the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Neil Brown