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Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes.. One big book which, if you haven’t already lined your winter cave with stories, will warm you with its deeply serious meditations on the nature and meaning of the Viet Nam conflict from a very personal point of view. It will inform and change you. May fix what’s broken

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Reading his account of the bloody folly surrounding the Matterhorn outpost, you get the feeling Marlantes is not overly worried about the attention span of his readers; you get the feeling he was not desperate or impatient to be published. Rather, he seems like a man whose life was radically altered by war, and who now wants to pass along the favor. And with a desperate fury, he does.."

The NY Times

"The author, a highly decorated Marine Corps officer and veteran of Vietnam, wrote the novel over 30 years, while also raising a family and working full time as a business consultant. This feat of persistence pays off in a narrative born of perspective and memories that survive over time, a narrative of frustration, terror and the war-is-hell theme that lies at the heart of every war story since "The Iliad."."

The Washington Post

Author bio: A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Karl Marlantes served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals. His debut novel, Matterhorn, will be published in April 2010 by Grove/Atlantic. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction;

Publisher Website: 9780802145314

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