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Dog Soldiers In Saigon During The Last Stages Of The Vietnam War, A Small Time Journalist Named John Converse Thinks He Ll Find Action And Profit By Getting Involved In A Big Time Drug Deal But Back In The States, Things Go Badly Wrong For Him.


10 thoughts on “Dog Soldiers

  1. says:

    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 1975 I ve been waiting my whole life to fuck up like this The Summer of Love has withered away into the Autumn of Paranoia and the Spring of Delusions John Converse, a journalist, whose claim to fame is his ability to produce compelling headlines stories to go with the headlines, well that is where things go haywire , is in Vietnam, but he isn t really sure why he is still there His room has been tainted by some maniac American who chased lizards along th NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 1975 I ve been waiting my whole life to fuck up l...


  2. says:

    A few weeks ago I happened to catch the 1978 adaptation of this novel, Who ll Stop the Rain, starring Nick Nolte when he was only, like, 36 instead of 902 The movie made me nostalgic for Robert Stone s original novel, so I found a first edition online for amazingly cheap and re devoured it in a day It s a great glimpse into scuzzy America c 1970 the death of the 60s cultural revolution, when druggie enlightenment turned into junk dealing and free love degenerated into a trip to the titty b A few weeks ago I happened to catch the 1978 adaptation of this novel, Who ll Stop the Rain, starring Nick Nolte when he was only, like, 36 instead of 902 The movie made me nostalgic for Robert Stone s original novel, so I found a first edition online for amazingly cheap and re devoured it in a day It s a great glimpse into scuzzy America c 1970 the death of the 60s cultural revolution, when druggie enlightenment turned into junk dealing and free love degenerated into a trip to the titty bar We tend to look back on that period now either with sentimental ...


  3. says:

    I began this book thinking it would be about the Vietnam War told from the perspective of an in country reporter named John Converse I came to find that, while a few early scenes were set in Vietnam and Converse did occasionally reflect on his time spent there, the focus of the book is a drug deal that goes wrong horribly, horribly wrong However, I still loved the book It has a bit of a Pulp Fiction or Guy Ritchie film feel to it None of the characters are likable people and they have the m I began this book thinking it would be about the Vietnam War told from the perspective of an in country reporter named John Converse I came to find that, while a few early scenes were set in Vietnam and Converse did occasionally reflect on his time spent there, the focus of the book is a drug deal that goes wrong horribly, horribly wrong However, I still loved t...


  4. says:

    Whenever I spy a cop car in my rearview mirror I feel like they might be coming after me If I step out of line they ll pull me over and that ll be it That I ve been ticketed twice for bullshit reasons driving through a one road town with shiny new cop cars for all with out of county plates type of reasons is neither here nor there It s all over The game is up What game Beats me I m probably fucking crazy I slow down to the absolute speed limit, turn my music off, grip the steeri Whenever I spy a cop car in my rearview mirror I feel like they might be coming after me If I step out of line they ll pull me over and that ll be it That I ve been ticketed twice for bullshit reasons driving through a one road town with shiny new cop cars for all with out of county plates type of reasons is neither here nor there It s all over The game is up What game Beats me I m probably fucking crazy I slow down to the absolute speed limit, turn my music off, grip the steering wheels and total panic in my brain I don t breathe until they pass me Yeah, I have um anxiety problems I could probably worry about anything if I put my mind to it That it isn t impossible and bad shit happens all of the time is not a mind rester I felt something like that reading Dog Soldiers The game is up and they are coming for me But I don t know how to play the game Converse is a former soldier cum writer cu...


  5. says:

    Relentless and dirty.First published in 1973, Robert Stone s Dog Soldiers is a hip and groovy but graphic and ugly depiction of a time and a place when our culture, our world was at a crossroads and Stone embraces the suck with the fervor of a Marine at Parris Island.First, Stone describes the scene in language contextually correct for the time This has the feel and sound of a Dirty Harry film and behind the early 70s prose a reader can almost hear a Lalo Schifrin score grooving out in stacked Relentless and dirty.First published in 1973, Robert Stone s Dog Soldiers is a hip and groovy but graphic and ugly depiction of a time and a place when our culture, our world was at a crossroads and Stone embraces the suck with the fervor of a Marine at Parris Island.First, Stone describes the scene in language contextually correct for the time This has the feel and sound of a Dirty Harry film and behind the early 70s prose a reader can almost hear a Lalo Sch...


  6. says:

    I always wrote Stone off as a post Hemingway tough guy writer which on some levels he is , and really wish someone had slapped me and forced one of his books into my hand He uses the stark storytelling of Hemingway with the dark forebodings of Conrad and the apocalyptic humor of Nathaniel West This novel travels through the same anxieties of Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow with a bag of heroin replacing phallic rocket technology but withnaturalistic prose, on the edge borderline demented I always wrote Stone off as a post Hemingway tough guy writer which on some levels he is , and really wish someone had slapped ...


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    Set in the early 70 s as the Vietnam War was winding down, Converse a guy, not a shoe is supposedly a journalist, but in reality has gone to Vietnam mostly as a tourist As he gets ready to return home, he gets involved with a deal to smuggle a large quantity of almost pure heroin back into the states, and he has reason to think that the CIA is covertly sponsoring the plan.Converse recruits a former soldier, Hicks, to get the dope back into the States and hand it off to his wife, Marge Marge Set in the early 70 s as the Vietnam War was winding down, Converse a guy, not a shoe is supposedly a journalist, but in reality has gone to Vietnam mostly as a tourist As he gets ready to return home, he gets involved with a deal to smuggle a large quantity of almost pure heroin back into the states, and he has reason to think that the CIA is covertly sponsoring the plan.Converse recruits a former soldier, Hicks, to get the dope back into the States and hand it off to his wife, Marge Marge is supposed to hand it off to others per arrangments Converse has made However, once the drugs are in the states, things go wrong, and Hicks and Marge end up on the run from a couple of thugs and a government agent Converse returns home to find the deal is blown and is soon in desperate trouble himself.Even though most of this book is s...


  8. says:

    Robert Stone, let s all remember, joined his Stanford classmate Ken Kesey the rest of the Merry Pranksters aboard the LSD fueled bus Further, back at the onset of the High Sixties The experience brought in its richest harvest, however, not in any memoir though Stone s recent PRIME GREEN makes an admirable effort but in this piercing scarifying noir Though first published just as the 60s hallucinations were petering out, DOG SOLDIERS remains the essential depiction of how the Robert Stone, let s all remember, joined his Stanford classmate Ken Kesey the rest of the Merry Pranksters aboard the LSD fueled bus Further, back at the onset of the High Sixties The experience brought in its richest harvest, however, no...


  9. says:

    Una buena novela, de estructura lineal, f cil de leer y donde se retrata con cinismo y hasta con un sarcasmo no exento de humor la dura resaca posterior a los a os del hippysmo Un relato cuyo estilo tiene mucho de novela negra sobrio, no abundan las descripciones, apenas sabemos nada de las caracter sticas f sicas de los personajes, y nicamente a trav s de los excelentes di logos y de los hechos podemos deducir las personalidades y sentimientos de los personajes, unos perdedores que juegan a Una buena novela, de estructura lineal, f cil de leer y donde se retrata con cinismo y hasta con un sarcasmo no exento de humor la dura resaca posterior a los...


  10. says:

    The novel tells the story of an American journalist in Vietnam who schemes to smuggle heroin into the United States aided by his wife in California and an ex Marine accomplice As the plan goes askew, Stone creates a harrowing struggle for possession of the drug while investigating the psychological motivation and interrelatio...