Reviews: DISPATCHES by Michael Herr

A couple participants in the Vietnam War Reading Challenge have read and reviewed Dispatches by Michael Herr.  Here are excerpts from their reviews; click the link to read their complete thoughts.

chaotic compendiums says, “If you want to read a beautifully written, highly intelligent, and heartbreaking memoir of the Vietnam War, this is the one to read.  It will inform you in ways you can’t currently imagine and it will make you think differently about Vietnam, but also about our current warfare. ”

Matt’s Book Blog says, “A classic of the Vietnam War era, this book feels like Apocalypse Now in that the reader always gets the feeling that all hell is going to break loose any minute.  Stressed. Extreme. Severe. Telling is the fact that Herr worked as Stanley Kubrick’s consultant on the tense movie Full Metal Jacket, quite possibly the best movie about war — and authority and compliance —  ever produced.”

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

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