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The Hunters by James Salter
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bookshelves: war-fiction

A very strong and solid novel. At least the 1997 rewrite is - I have not read it as it was originally published in 1956. It is a book similar in some ways to the classic of war fiction, The Red Badge of Courage in that it shows how within a theatre of conflict a man might wish for glory - his proof of worth - but the truth is that it is often just chance and circumstance that will determine who is the hero and who is the lesser man. Such Hemingwayesque themes are now out of vogue, but such solid writing never will be.
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Started Reading
March 27, 1999 – Finished Reading
July 28, 2014 – Shelved
July 28, 2014 – Shelved as: war-fiction

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