Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Karl Marlantes


An amazing publishing story—written over the process thirty years by way of a hugely embellished Vietnam veteran, a New York Times top vendor for 16 weeks, a countrywide Indie subsequent and a USA Today top seller—Matterhorn has been hailed as a “brilliant account of warfare” (New York instances publication Review). Now out in paperback, Matterhorn is an epic warfare novel within the culture of Norman Mailer’s The bare and the Dead and James Jones’s The skinny pink Line. it's the undying tale of a tender Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo corporation, who're dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and compelled to struggle their means into manhood. status of their method usually are not purely the North Vietnamese but in addition monsoon rain and dust, leeches and tigers, disorder and malnutrition. nearly as daunting, it seems, are the hindrances they detect among one another: racial pressure, competing goals, and duplicitous greater officials. but if the corporate reveals itself surrounded and outnumbered by means of a huge enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the uncooked and all-consuming terror of wrestle. The adventure will swap them forever.

Matterhorn is a visceral and spellbinding novel approximately what it truly is prefer to be a tender guy at battle. it's an unforgettable novel that transforms the tragedy of Vietnam right into a robust and common tale of braveness, camaraderie, and sacrifice: a parable not just of the battle in Vietnam yet of all warfare, and a testomony to the redemptive strength of literature.

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