What a book! Karl Marlantes took 35 years to write this story about a company of marines in the Vietnam war. It is not for the faint-hearted (it is long), the squeamish (it is graphic) or those who like stories glorifying war (this does precisely the opposite), but if you read it I think the story will stay with you a long time after you have finished it. The New York Times called it “One of the most profound and devastating novels ever to come out of Vietnam” and who am I to argue with them?
The good news for Kindle users is that at the moment it is just 99p (not sure of the price in the US but it is cheap): US | UK