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The Sympathizer
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February 1, 2017
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March 31, 2017
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The Sympathizer - 2017

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* "I am a man of two minds"
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Juliana
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Caused me to think about things from a different perspective, but a tad slow in sections and felt a bit forced.
Dana
This book has gotten a lot of attention, and for the most part deserves it. It's well written and offers interesting perspectives on the Vietnam War. The tone is ironic--the satire is subtle at times and bolder in others. It is a bit slow at times in the middle but has some brilliant moments when the narrator is serving as a consultant for a film based around Apocalypse now, and it finishes strong.
Justina
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved the first 3/4, the last quarter got a little too trippy for me, still good, just not my style. I appreciate that the author presented the Vietnam war and its aftermath in a way we in the US don't usually see.
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