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This 50th-anniversary edition of Mailer's World War II epic contains a new introduction by the author. If your current copy is falling apart, now is the time to replace it.
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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)
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Neil Brown
great, great book! The only reason I give it four stars is that some parts of the story stretch on for perhaps a little too long, the purpose being to instill exactly what it was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by B Douglas