"It is impossible to walk away from this novel without being sharply reminded of the fact that Norman Mailer is a writer of extraordinary ability."—Chicago Tribune
"A shattering social commentary . . . The book is a tour de force, a treatise on human nature, society, and war in flip disguise."—Dallas News
"A book of great integrity. All the odd qualities are here: Mailer's remarkable feeling for the sensory event, the detail, 'the way it was,' his power and energy."—The New York Review of Books
"Original, courageous, and provocative."—The New York Times
About the Author
Among Norman Mailer's other achievements are The Naked and the Dead, The Armies of the Night, for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1968, and The Executioner's Song, which won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize.