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Matterhorn A Big, Powerful Saga Of Men In Combat, Written Over The Course Of Thirty Five Years By A Highly Decorated Vietnam Veteran.Intense, Powerful, And Compelling, Matterhorn Is An Epic War Novel In The Tradition Of Norman Mailer S The Naked And The Dead And James Jones S The Thin Red Line It Is The Timeless Story Of A Young Marine Lieutenant, Waino Mellas, And His Comrades In Bravo Company, Who Are Dropped Into The Mountain Jungle Of Vietnam As Boys And Forced To Fight Their Way Into Manhood Standing In Their Way Are Not Merely The North Vietnamese But Also Monsoon Rain And Mud, Leeches And Tigers, Disease And Malnutrition Almost As Daunting, It Turns Out, Are The Obstacles They Discover Between Each Other Racial Tension, Competing Ambitions, And Duplicitous Superior Officers But When The Company Finds Itself Surrounded And Outnumbered By A Massive Enemy Regiment, The Marines Are Thrust Into The Raw And All Consuming Terror Of Combat The Experience Will Change Them Forever.Written Over The Course Of Thirty Years By A Highly Decorated Vietnam Veteran, Matterhorn Is A Visceral And Spellbinding Novel About What It Is Like To Be A Young Man At War It Is An Unforgettable Novel That Transforms The Tragedy Of Vietnam Into A Powerful And Universal Story Of Courage, Camaraderie, And Sacrifice A Parable Not Only Of The War In Vietnam But Of All War, And A Testament To The Redemptive Power Of Literature.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 This Is His First Novel He Lives In Rural Washington State.


10 thoughts on “Matterhorn

  1. says:

    Just below the grim tranquillity Mellas had learned to display, he cursed with boiling intensity the ambitious men who used him and his troops to further their careers He cursed the air wing for not trying to get any choppers in through the clouds He cursed the diplomats arguing about round and square tables He cur...


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    Boot camp did not make us killers, it was just a f finishing school Grim Heartbreaking There were sections of this book that, honest to God, were difficult to read If you cannot read war novels, don t even pick it up If you are made uncomfortable by vivid descriptions of suffering and of overwhelming human endurance, do not read this book If out of touch and passionless bureaucratic polices that result in needless hurt anger you, then stay far away If brilliantly illustrated charac Boot camp did not make us killers, it was just a f finishing school Grim Heartbreaking There were sections of this book that, honest to God, were difficult to read If you cannot read war novels, don t even pick it up If you are made uncomfortable by vivid descriptions of suffering and of overwhelming human endurance, do not read this book If out of touch and passionless bureaucratic polices that result in needless hurt anger y...


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    Rating 5 of five, but it deserves sixNewly Tarted Up Review Iwellhonestly, I have no idea what word to use to describe how I feel about MATTERHORN by Karl Marlantes It s a superlative book, no adjectives need apply I gave it five stars because that s the scalebut it deserves six.Moved to my blog Rating 5 of five, but ...


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    Today I ll be reviewing Matterhorn, a novel about the Vietnam war Play your favorite classic rock song of the era while reading Buffalo Springfield s For What s It s Worth is always a popular choice You could use Credence Clearwater s Fortunate Son For myself, I ll be listening to The End from The Doors and then plan on going into a full on Martin Sheen Apocalypse Now freak out as I lay on a bed staring up at the ceiling fan in a pair of tidy whiteys until I drink enough to punch out a mirro Today I ll be reviewing Matterhorn, a novel about the Vietnam war Play your favorite classic rock song of the era while reading Buffalo Springfield s For What s It s Worth is always a popular choice You could use Credence Clearwater s Fortunate Son For myself, I ll be listening to The End from The Doors and then plan on going into a full on Martin Sheen Apocalypse Now freak out as I lay on a bed staring up at the ceiling fan in a pair of tidy whiteys until I drink enough to punch out a mirror and then break down crying I ll admit that I didn...


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    I was in the shit Karl Marlantes put me there Matterhorn is a deep and penetrating look within the Vietnam War It s the sort of horribly realistic novel that can only be reproduced by the survivor of an atrocity Highly decorated Vietnam War veteran Karl Marlantes had been at work on this book since the war ended If you ever need an example of an artistic project into which the artist has poured his blood, sweat and tears, you can point to Matterhorn The book follows 2nd Lieutenant Mellas, a I was in the shit Karl Marlantes put me there Matterhorn is a deep and penetrating look within the Vietnam War It s the sort of horribly realistic novel that can only be reproduced by the survivor of an atrocity Highly decorated Vietnam War veteran Karl Marlantes had been at work on this book since the war ended If you ever need an example of an artistic project into which the artist has poured his blood, sweat and tears, you can point to Matterhorn The book follows 2nd Lieutenant Mellas, a squeaky clean Ivy League kid who signs up and intentionally gets himself stuck in with the grunts, the high school flunkies who make up the front line fodder Mellas wants to be one of the boys He also secretly longs for medals and promotion His desires and inexperience could get him killed It could get a lot of boys killed and the boys don t like that Matterhorn is not all doom and gloom from beginning to end I doubt I would ve finished it if it were No, Marlante...


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    This is the best book I ve read so far in 2010 I will say that again This is the best book I ve read so far in 2010 I received Matterhorn from Powell s Indiespensable 17, a wedding present, I decided and avoided it for a while, busy with other books, and honestly, looking at it with trepidation because of its considerable size and content I do...


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    I listened to this on audiobook, competently read by the ever reliable Jeff Harding It s quite long, at over 22 hours, but it s such a compelling story I d have been happy to spend longer in its company.I d read some background to the Vietnam war but was really quite sketchy on the detail surrounding the political background and evenso on details of the conflict itself I ve subsequently read up a littleon the political element but was directed to this novel as a vehicle that would I listened to this on audiobook, competently read by the ever reliable Jeff Harding It s quite long, at over 22 hours, but it s such a compelling story I d have been happy to spend longer in its company.I d read some background to the Vietnam war but was really quite sketchy on the detail surrounding the political background and evenso on details of the conflict itself I ve subsequently read up a littleon the political element but was directed to this novel as a vehicle that would give me a feel for the war and for the men who fought in it I think it does that in fact I believe it does it very well indeed.Written by a decorated Marine, the book tracks Bravo Company as they are tasked to undertake a number of scouting and combat missions, all of du...


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    My husband is a history military war fanatic The history and or military channel is on all the time I ve fallen asleep with the military channel on and had some very naughty dreams of Dan Snow and little red and blue soldiers see 20th Century Battlefields if you are wondering what the heck I m talking about So, imagine my surprise when I wanted to read Matterhorn I mean, come on, don t I get enough war on tv I guess not.Imagine my delight when Matterhorn turned out to be muchthan My husband is a history military war fanatic The history and or military channel is on all the time I ve fallen asleep with the military channel on and had some very naughty dreams of Dan Snow and little red and blue soldiers see 20th Century Battlefields if you are wondering what the heck I m talking about So, imagine my surprise when I wanted to read Matterhorn I mean, come on, don t I get enough war on tv I guess not.Imagine my delight when Matterhorn turned out to be muchthan a war book It turned out to be muchthan a Vietnam book It turned out to be muchthan a guy book It turned out to be one of my favorite books of all time As my employees a...


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    Like many Americans these days, I have no direct experience of war, so reading books like this one is hopefully the closest I ll get to knowing what it s like.As far as I can tell, war is the horrific dark antithesis to civilization The central aim of what men have done since they squirmed out of a cave and lit a fire has been to make life longer, easier, andcomfortable for themselves Granted, they often did this at the expense of others women, differently hued men, etc , but better Like many Americans these days, I have no direct experience of war, so reading books like this one is hopefully the closest I ll get to knowing what it s like.As far as I can tell, war is the horrific dark antithesis to civilization The central aim of what men have done since they squirmed out of a cave and lit a fire has been to make life longer, easier, andcomfortable for themselves Granted, they often did this at the expense of others women, differently hued men, etc , but better living did seem to be the general thrust They invented medicines and conveniences and fun stuff like ice cream and motorcycles, and by the 1960s the life span and physical comfort of most Americans was a wonder for the ages Sure, there were problems racial and economic inequality and what have you but if yo...


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    I was never issued a draft card I enlisted in the Marines right out of high school and I was still seventeen I enlisted on a 90 day delay so by the time I hit the yellow foot prints I was then 18 The Marines agreed that I was too intelligent to be a grunt, so I enlisted on an aviation guarantee and went to school for two years learning electronics I became an Ace from SACE I became a radar technician I saw duty at MCAS Nam Phong, Thailand The aircraft we supported flew bombing missions in I was never issued a draft card I enlisted in the Marines right out of high school and I was still seventeen I enlisted on a 90 day delay so by the time I hit the yellow foot prints I was then 18 The Marines agreed that I was too intelligent to be a grunt, so I enlisted on an aviation guarantee and went to school for two years learning electronics I became an Ace from SACE I became a radar technician I saw duty at MCAS Nam Phong, Thailand The aircraft we supported flew bombing missions into Vietnam almost 24 7 They say that the tarmac and the structures built upon it were built by the French in the French Indonesian War They say that the Seabees were in three weeks before our deployment from Japan reclaiming the...