Tag Archives: Vietnam

What It Is Like To Go To War by Karl Malantes

What It Is Like To Go To War by  Karl Marlantes; 2011; $25.00; 256 pages; Atlantic Monthly Press; New York, NY; 978-0-8021-1992-6; purchased from Multnomah County Library’s Title Wave Used Bookstore; 9/9/16-9/17/16 Why did I ride this?   I first read this in December of last year and was so moved by it that I nominated it […]

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen; 2015; $26.00; 371 pages; Grove Press, New York, NY; 978-0-8021-rec2345-9; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Gregory Heights; 6/8/16-6/17/16 Why did I read this?  I am trying to read all of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners and this is the winner for fiction. The main character is a communist spy who […]

The most important book I read this year

What it is like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes; 2011; $25.00; 256 pages; Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, NY; 978-0-8021-1992-6; purchased at the Multnomah County Library’s Title Wave Used Bookstore; 12/10/15-12/16/15 Five years ago I read a little book by Karl Marlantes called Matterhorn about a Marine in Vietnam.  It was awesome to read and […]

They are still carrying things

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien; 1990; $13.95; 246 pages; broadway books, New York, NY; 0-7679-0289-0; purchased from Amazon.com; 5/3/15-5/5/15 Why did I pick this up?  We are reading this for our May meeting of the Corner Reading Society.  We are reading this in place of another book that there was some controversy about the veracity […]

From the other side of the looking glass

From Enemy to Friend, a north Vietnamese perspective on the war by Bui Tin; 2002; 191 pages; Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD; 1-55750-881-X; purchased from the Title Wave Used Bookstore; 10/15/14-10/17-14 Published in the form of an interview this memoir by Bui Tin covers his involvement in the Vietnam War as a part of the Army, […]

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