- File Size: 12353 KB
- Print Length: 594 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0957699689
- Publisher: Jojosala Publishing Ltd; 1 edition (February 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BSW8CFI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #850,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As a non-combat 'Nam Vet, I enjoyed being taken back to the world of "hooches, Arc-lights, and Lifers." Taylor has a way of describing things that will bring out memories you haven't had in years. I sh*t you not! <grin>
“This Eternity” is a murder mystery set in the backdrop of the Vietnam War, a difficult and troubled period in American military history. Taylor’s unforgettable characters are realistic and natural, sometimes painfully so. Like the times they represent, the characters are forceful, even brutal, eerily haunting, and completely believable.
This novel’s greatest success, however, is the context the author constructs to bring out these characters. Whether describing the Central Highlands, scenes from small towns in rural America, or present day Washington, DC, Colonel Taylor’s settings are particularly well done.
The touching description of highland tribal life, for example, is exceptional. We can easily understand the confusion that simple, isolated village people experience when the outside world arrives to poison their idyllic highland lifestyle. The war brings shattering pain to the highlands and forces hard questions of accountability and responsibility, which adds to the novel’s increasing mystery.
I have read several Vietnam era novels that address the unfinished business of Vietnam and the desire for closure of that tainted, difficult period. Richard Taylor’s “This Eternity” is absolutely the best!