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Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
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Aug 14, 10

bookshelves: fiction, best-of-2010
Recommended to Charisse by: Amazon
Read from August 10 to 14, 2010

I thought this was amazing. It drew me in from the beginning - great storytelling. I came to care for each character in this book and cried when they died. 690 pages and I didn't want it to end. This one will sit with me for a long time. I haven't read a lot of books on the Vietnam War (can't watch Platoon - ) but this one resonated with me.
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Reading Progress

08/11/2010 page 67
10.0% "Ewwwwww leeches!!!!" 2 comments
08/13/2010 page 301
44.0% "I can't put this down!! Amazing."
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Toni Osborne I agree with you for me it took time to get used to the jargon....still reading it and find it also amazing...


Julie Brendan is reading this now. He's been talking about it a lot and snatching every free moment to pick it up. I remembered how deeply it affected you. Finally adding it to my TBR list.


Charisse :) It really did. And like Brendan, I kept wanting to read. I'll be interested in your opinion :)


Rebecca Johnson This book really stuck with me after I read it. I had never really been interested in the Vietnam War before, but after reading this I was reluctantly dragged into a brief obsession and read every book I could find and watched every movie I could rent before it became too much war for me to digest.


Julie Rebecca wrote: "This book really stuck with me after I read it. I had never really been interested in the Vietnam War before, but after reading this I was reluctantly dragged into a brief obsession and read every ..."

Brendan and I are planning to rent "Apocalypse Now" this weekend. I've never seen it in its entirety.


message 6: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne I don't read much about the Vietnam War -- watching it on TV every frickin' evening in my most impressionable years was quite enough exposure for me -- but Apocalypse Now is one of my all-time favorite movies, in my Top Ten. Brilliant.


Julie Suzanne- Fresh Air with Terry Gross recently broadcast an interview with Francis Ford Coppola from the most recent Toronto Film Festival. It was his discussion of "A N" that sparked my interest in seeing it, then Brendan began reading "Matterhorn". I think we'll balance the film fest with a reviewing of "Emma"...


message 8: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Good idea. You may need something less intense, as you say, for balance. "Clueless" is fun. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cluel... (I misspoke before, it's from 1995)


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