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Karl Marlantes
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Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it 7 years ago
Okay. This was a heavy (emotions wise) book. Written by a former marine who fought in Vietnam and that he's been trying to publish for 30 years, it does not pull any punches. None. Granted, I have never been in war or any branches of the military. So I really have no idea how realistic it is. But i...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 7 years ago
Newly Tarted Up Review! I...well...honestly, I have no idea what word to use to describe how I feel about MATTERHORN by Karl Marlantes. It's a superlative book, no adjectives need apply. I gave it five stars because that's the scale...but it deserves six. http://tinyurl.com/q89t7b2
The Tipsybibliophile
The Tipsybibliophile rated it 8 years ago
This book gave me an entirely different perspective about war and what the men and women who fight them really experience.I have deep respect and empathy for the young men and women from all over the world who make incredible sacrifices sometimes sacrificing their own lives to fight wars, our wars.K...
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it 8 years ago
I would probably never read Matterhorn if it wasn't for a group on Goodreads that had several members raving about how despite the fact they aren't the biggest fan of war stories, they loved Matterhorn. And it's not that I don't love war stories, I've just had bad luck in the past with stories that ...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
I'm not seeing the fuss here. The writing is pretty clunky and the characters are just archetypes. The story goes through all the familiarly horrific beats you're used to if you've seen a bunch of Vietnam movies already. There are a bunch of obvious hoo-rah scenes. It certainly moves - for all its l...
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