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Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
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Apr 20, 2010

it was amazing

Gotta admit, any book that includes an organization chart or a family tree at the beginning is usually a big turnoff for me b/c it means its probably going to read like War and Peace and keeping track of characters will be near impossible. But I am really glad I stuck with b/c it is probably the best war book I have ever read. Battle scenes are descriptive and easy to imagine, you are "inside the head" of several different characters, and I felt certain I'd be bawling my eyes out at the end. That is the only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars. The ending was somewhat disappointing. I know there is a deep morale message there but I was disappointed it ended abruptly.

Might be hard to understand for anyone who has not been in the military or is familiar with the acronyms/jargon but they do have a dictionary in the back which was definitely helpful.

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Reading Progress

April 20, 2010 – Started Reading
April 20, 2010 – Shelved
April 20, 2010 –
page 11
1.66% "Learning too much about leeches"
April 30, 2010 – Finished Reading

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