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This review is from: Dispatches (Picador) (Paperback)
Having bought this book only for a University course (War & the Media being the topic) for an excellent price. I didn't really read it as much first time round but scan for quotes and info to use for essays. But a short while ago I just picked it up from the shelf and re-read it, and am I glad that I did. Anyone who's seen Full Metal Jacket will notice the film is very much borrowing actual events Herr encountered in Vietnam and much, much more. Herr is a brilliant guide to his years spent in Vietnam and the countless characters he met and shared these experiences with.
This is a good weekend filler and can't be recommended enough to anyone who has an interest in War, Vietnam or just wants a good read.