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Pacos Story Paco Sullivan Is The Only Man In Alpha Company To Survive A Cataclysmic Viet Cong Attack On Fire Base Harriette In Vietnam Everyone Else Is Annihilated When A Medic Finally Rescues Paco Almost Two Days Later, He Is Waiting To Die, Flies And Maggots Covering His Burnt, Shattered Body He Winds Up Back In The US With His Legs Full Of Pins, Daily Rations Of Librium And Valium, And No Sense Of What To Do Next One Evening, On The Tail Of A Rainstorm, He Limps Off The Bus And Into The Small Town Of Boone, Determined To Find A Real Job And A Real Bed But No Matter How Hard He Works, Nothing Muffles The Anguish In His Mind And Body Brilliantly And Vividly Written, Paco S Story Winner Of A National Book Award Plunges You Into The Violence And Casual Cruelty Of The Vietnam War, And The Ghostly Aftermath That Often Dealt The Harshest Blows


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10 thoughts on “Pacos Story

  1. says:

    The writing mesmerized me while much of the content repulsed me The language was absolutely musical with its rhythm and assonance The descriptive passages were pure poetry from a lengthy discussion of menu styles to the contents of a small town hardware store Paco is a Vietnam vet drifting across America We watch him for a few months while he is living in a cheap motel washing dishes at a little diner He is doped up on pills and liquor to mute the brutal pain that cripples his body and psy The writing mesmerized me while much of the content repulsed me The language was absolutely musical with its rhythm and assonance The descriptive passages were pure poetry from a lengthy discussion of menu styles to the contents of a small town hardware store Paco is a Vietnam vet drifting across America We watch him for a few months while he is living in a cheap motel washing dishes at a little diner He is doped up on pills and liquor to mute the brutal pain that cripples his body and psyche The story is told by a ghost that hovers near Paco, one of his dead platoon mates He narrates both Paco s story as well as that of the medic who found him, the tattooed soldier, Gallagher, the self destructive young girl who spies on him and so manyWe are asked to watch the gang rape of a Vietnamese teenaged girl and an old Eastern European jeweler talking to his long dead wife through the same lens of gorgeous and vulgar prose This is a violent, haunting novel, deserving of its awards, but uncomfortable to read


  2. says:

    what an awful piece of writing the voice is the most irritating i have ever encountered on the same page, the tone careens back and forth between pretentious pseudo literary over writing words like lilting and echo ous , endless strings of adjectives, dumb similes, and lists of meaningless descriptive details and larry the cable guy haw haw blather bangin pussy, smokin dope, gettin some, know it all winking nonchalance and there is no doubt that it is supposed to be a single voice the what an awful piece of writing the voice is the most irritating i have ever encountered on the same page, the tone careens back and forth between pretentious pseudo literary over writing words like lilting and echo ous , endless strings of adjectives, dumb similes, and lists of meaningless descriptive details and larry the cable guy haw haw blather bangin pussy, smokin dope, gettin some, know it all winking nonchalance and there is no doubt that it is supposed to be a single voice the owner of the voice is finally confirmed on page 137, and it is onedumb, pointless gimmick.interestingly, the voice is abandonded for the last 10 pages, granting a small measure of solace to the reader.how this won the national book award is totally mind boggling at least it was short


  3. says:

    This is a book written by an old graduate school instructor of mine an instructor whose last class meeting of the quarter nearly got all of us drunk graduate students kicked out of school and arrested as it turned out, only one of us got arrested not me and we all got kicked off of campus But that s a story for another day, as Larry would say My bias aside, however, it s a terrific war post war story told by a ghost Literally.


  4. says:

    Started out really liking 4stars the book, which follows a lone surviving vet in his returning travails to the States, but waned to just liking it 3stars as the resolution of the story sort of deflated the first 2 3rds storyline Most of the characters kind of monologue in a not entirely plausible way, but the topics, time frame and perspective of the returning vet and the people he met, were very interesting, and a bit novel from other things I have read.I had initially thought this book ri Started out really liking 4stars the book, which follows a lone surviving vet in his returning travails to the States, but waned to just liking it 3stars as the resolution of the story sort of deflated the first 2 3rds storyline Most of the characters kind of monologue in a not entirely plausible way, but the topics, time frame and perspective of the returning vet and the people he met, were very interesting, and a bit novel from other things I have read.I had initially thought this book rivaled, The things they carried in tone scope and wondered how I had never heard of this book before picking it up used then the end sort of summed up to me why this book wouldn t really be taught in a classroom I m not gonna spoil the ending, but it has a less satisfying resolution than other veterans novels and of course I didn t expect a happy ending, but I also didn t feel like the journey was over when the writing ran out either


  5. says:

    National Book Award winner The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, Exceptional for its bleak, shared unexceptional reality It was bleak Eliminate the gratuitous profanity and the book shrinks by a third Exceptional for its unexceptional reality An odd statement Maybe I didn t get the book I have read much better books on Vietnam.


  6. says:

    It s no The Things They Carried, but then it s not trying to be Depressing but good.


  7. says:

    How does one write in such a way that every sentence is poetry


  8. says:

    Paco s Story is the simple tale of a soldier who is grievously wounded during the Vietnam War Heinemann begins the novel by showing us Paco s horrific physical injuries, but really the book is about the equally debilitating mental injuries he carries with him The writer uses the blunt simple speech of the soldier and small town denizens of Boone, Texas to great effect His prose is lean and hard The plot of the story is incredibly simple and is designed not to get in the way of one of the nov Paco s Story is the simple tale of a soldier who is grievously wounded during the Vietnam War Heinemann begins the novel by showing us Paco s horrific physical injuries, but really the book is about the equally debilitating mental injuries he carries with him The writer uses the blunt simple speech of the soldier and small town denizens of Boone, Texas to great effect His prose is lean and hard The plot of the story is incredibly simple and is designed not to get in the way of one of the novel s themes, the blind eye that society turned on Vietnam vets upon their return It is a somewhat ugly book about an ugly subject, and the author tends to make his point in a fairly heavy handed manner at times Heinemann makes an interesting choice with his narrator that is revealed a little over halfway into the book Suffice it to say that it isn t Paco, and the story is being told to someone named James In the preface the author indicates that he viewed the story as the sort of thing that would be told on a back porch from one person to the other.I listened to this book on audio, and I found the reader to be excellent The story was hard to put down once I really got on a roll with it The novel won the National Book Award Did this book deserve to win over Toni Morrison s Beloved Since I haven t read that book, I can t really speculate about it I will say that at 224 pages Paco s Story is worth your time


  9. says:

    Paco s story is written with graphic, lyrical language that brings his horrific war memories, and his trying to fit in as a veteran of a war that nobody really understood, to life Heinemann writes in an unusual, dream like way that just draws the reader in, until they feel like they are feeling what Paco feels He writes of Paco s seemingly mundane experiences and transforms them into something cathartic.Paco s story has some clever conceits there is the narrator, who only reveals himself slow Paco s story is written with graphic, lyrical language that brings his horrific war memories, and his trying to fit in as a veteran of a war that nobody really understood, to life Heinemann writes in an unusual, dream like way that just draws the reader in, until they feel like they are feeling what Paco feels He writes of Paco s seemingly mundane experiences and transforms them into something cathartic.Paco s story has some clever conceits there is the narrator, who only reveals himself slowly and carefully, as a ghost from Paco s decimated company in Vietman, and appears to have some companion who he calls James but we are never told who James is, and why it is necessary for the narrator to tell him Paco s tale Paco himself is a type of ghost For the protagonist of an entire novel, we get extremely little insight about Paco qua Paco Even his odd name, Paco Sullivan, hints at some wider,humorous story, which is never exploited in this novel Paco actslike a ghoul than the narrator, who in compelling ways, isfleshed out than Paco We know Paco is wounded physically and psychologically, but we never get his own voice It is reflected through others, but it lacks immediacy Yet even with this vital flaw, Paco s story is a moving elegy to war, its victims, both dead and alive, and the confounded human ability to forget the horrible price of waging war itself.A must read for anyone interested in Nam


  10. says:

    Paco s Story by Larry Heinemann chronicles the war experiences of Paco, the only surviving soldier of the Fire Base Harriette massacre from Alpha Company The narrative is unusual in that Paco does not tell his own story of his survival or his recovery and ultimate return to the United States from the Vietnam War Though readers get to know Paco through the eyes of others and his nightmares, Paco is a vivid and lost character in search of peacePaco is in constant motion, trying to get settled Paco s Story by Larry Heinemann chronicles the war experiences of Paco, the only surviving soldier of the Fire Base Harriette massacre from Alpha Company The narrative is unusual in that Paco does not tell his own story of his survival or his recovery and ultimate return to the United States from the Vietnam War Though readers get to know Paco through the eyes of others and his nightmares, Paco is a vivid and lost character in search of peacePaco is in constant motion, trying to get settled and comfortable with that nagging, warm tingling in his legs and hips Page 35 Heinemann s language is raw, scraping down to the guts and bones in his readers, making them cringe, turn away, and stand agape A number of readers may find the graphic scenes in this novel to be too much, but what makes them uncomfortable are the realities of war and the breakdown of humanity Paco struggles not only with why he was the only survivor, but how to assimilate himself back into a society he no longer recognizes once stateside.Read the full review


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