Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Mattherhorn by Karl Marlantes recently received some publicity when Sebastian Junger, author of War — which comes out in May — reviewed the Vietnam War novel in the New York Times.

The novel was originally over 1,000 pages, but has been condensed into nearly 600 pages.

Junger says Marlantes makes no apologies in his book and merely transports readers into the war without regard for how emotionally devastating those journeys may be.  Rather than focus on the bravery of war, which is seen in a majority of movies, Junger says Matterhorn is not a book but a “deployment” from which readers will be irretrievably altered.

And the book had been reviewed by the Washington Post’s Book World.  Reviewer David Masiel says Marlantes’ novel will make even readers of gritty war stories cringe even though it reads like an adventure.  While the novel is full of expected battles and struggles, it also questions the bureaucracy of war and more.

Check out these two reviews for more information.

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  1. I’m looking forward to reading this one!


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