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Streamers Paperback – December 11, 2009
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They get into discussions like this a lot:
Billy: Now! (pointing to Roger) Tell that man you mean what you're sayin' Richie.
Richie: Mean what?
Billie: That you think you're pretty.
Richie: Of course I do; I am. Don't you think I am? Don't you think I am Roger?
Pros - It's got a good feel for the time and place. There's tension in the characters wondering if they're going to be sent to Vietnam, and if so, what will happen to them there. There are a few great moments, e.g., when Seargents Rooney and Coke come in drunk and talk about their time in the Airborne. They talk about parachutists they've known who's equipment failed them, i.e, *streamers*, and how they might have spent their last minutes. It was a chilling bit.
Cons - It's unfocused and slow. It's largely three scenes of enlistees rambling and talking trash. Until the end, which has some action but is still confused. I didn't get the characters motivations. Richie kept teasing his roomates with gay innuendo, given that it's 1965 and they're in the Army, I couldn't see why.
Summary - It had a couple of powerful moments but not enough to really draw me into it.