By Tim O'Brien
"To name Going After Cacciato a unique approximately battle is like calling Moby-Dick a singular approximately whales."
So wrote The long island Times of Tim O'Brien's now vintage novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 nationwide ebook Award, Going After Cacciato captures the abnormal mix of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars.
In a mix of fact and fable, this novel tells the tale of a tender soldier who in the future lays down his rifle and units off on a quixotic trip from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of guys either fleeing from and assembly the calls for of conflict, Going After Cacciato stands as even more than simply an outstanding struggle novel. finally it's in regards to the forces of worry and heroism that do conflict within the hearts folks all.
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