Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Karl Marlantes


An tremendous publishing story—written over the process thirty years through a hugely embellished Vietnam veteran, a New York Times top vendor for 16 weeks, a countrywide Indie subsequent and a USA Today most sensible seller—Matterhorn has been hailed as a “brilliant account of struggle” (New York occasions e-book Review). Now out in paperback, Matterhorn is an epic battle novel within the culture of Norman Mailer’s The bare and the Dead and James Jones’s The skinny purple 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 means aren't purely the North Vietnamese but additionally monsoon rain and dirt, leeches and tigers, sickness and malnutrition. virtually as daunting, it seems, are the hindrances they detect among one another: racial stress, competing targets, and duplicitous more advantageous officials. but if the corporate unearths itself surrounded and outnumbered via an important enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the uncooked and all-consuming terror of strive against. The event will switch them forever.

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

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