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Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam [PDF] ✑ Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam ✪ Charles L. Templeton – The true test for surviving war lies in the mind, not on the battlefield Inspired by the author’s own experiences of US military operations during the Vietnam War, Boot is a debut literary novel tha The true test for surviving war lies Sorta Novel PDF/EPUB ¾ in the mind, not on the battlefield Inspired by the author’s own experiences of US military operations during the Vietnam War, Boot is Boot: A Epub / a debut literary novel that charts the journey of Marine George Orwell Hill, known affectionately as G O by his brothersinarms, as he comes to grips with the psychological impacts of A Sorta Novel PDF Ê war in the jungles and rice paddies of Southeast Asia Faced with military life ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, G O must navigate the absurdity of warfare and suppress his humanity to survive psychologically The war challenges his presuppositions—about the world, about life, about himself—as soon as he lands in Vietnam And his pondering deep questions about humanity becomes a fruitless task in a situation forcing him to accept life for what it is in every gory, absurd detail Boot is a credible contribution to new literary fiction about the Vietnam War, combining satire and psychology in historical fiction.

10 thoughts on “Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam

  1. Satish Kumar Satish Kumar says:

    Reading Boot will take you back to the unvarnished life of combat in Vietnam

  2. Píaras Cíonnaoíth Píaras Cíonnaoíth says:

    Funny how mad the world can be sometimes..

    Inspired by the author’s own experiences of US military operations during the Vietnam War, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam by Charles Templeton combines both satire and psychology in this wonderfully written and richly descriptive historical fiction.

    There’s no doubt for me that Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam is an exceptionally well-written book. However, it must be said that this story is not for the faint-hearted. The author’s script at times is razor-sharp and will cut deep into the emotions of its reader. There are shocking and intensely graphic scenes. Nevertheless, the themes and outcome are just as affecting in the arresting contemporary landscape when you consider you don’t have to look too far to see the appalling consequences of war even today.

    This ‘Sorta Novel’ could only have been written by an individual who experienced war firsthand. Read it and you’ll know what I mean. Highly recommended and a well deserved five stars from me.

  3. Peggy Kjelgaard Peggy Kjelgaard says:

    Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam by author Charles L. Templeton is a dynamic story about the Vietnam war as seen through the eyes of a marine. It follows the soldier’s experiences from pre-enlistment to returning home. The journey for the reader is somewhat like the authors description of a helicopter’s up and down movement during a descent into a hot zone—like being on a roller coaster, going from being weightless one moment to feeling like you weigh a thousand pounds the next.” The reader feels the heaviness of harrowing rescue missions as well as the weightlessness of incidents that are light-hearted and at times, even humorous. But, the most captivating part of the story is how the author vividly depicts the relationships between the soldiers.

    Many things make Boot a good read. The “marine talk” makes it feel real. The analogies are poignantly entertaining—a personal favorite. The names of all the colorful characters are the perfect solution for helping the reader keep everyone straight. The dialogue keeps the story moving at a perfect pace. The intensity of the rescues keep you on edge and then some far-out tale will have you laughing aloud. Finally, and most importantly, the serious undertones that play out are done exceptionally well, such as fears (of dying and living), racism, and politics.
    Author Charles Templeton does an outstanding job of sharing a very difficult time in our nation’s history with clever depictions of reality. He uses personal experience and a hint of humor to write a great novel. I highly recommend this book.

  4. Melissa Hernandez Melissa Hernandez says:

    It took me a while to get into this story. Once the action started, it felt like a rated R version of M*A*S*H with switching army to navy and the war. It felt like a honest and brutal tale of what happens when folks go to war. They talk dirty, sometimes share feelings, build and fight, and try to go back home. If there were to be another war type show, I wouldn’t mind this one being made at all. It also reminds folks that they go through a lot in this, so we should care when they come home. We care, but it’s still not enough.

  5. Ruth Mitchell Ruth Mitchell says:

    What a wonderful twist on the Viet Nam War. Templeton has you roaring with laughter on one page and crying on the next as he examines both the humor, stupidity and deeper issues of combat and war. Making the best of their situation these young warriors struggle with human issues such as racism, rank and honor. Great read. Don't miss it.

  6. Kelvin Jack Kelvin Jack says:

    Nice book

  7. Jahidul Islam Jahidul Islam says:

    Nice collection

  8. Verne Rudebusch Verne Rudebusch says:

    A special book, talks about the experience of Marines, talking in battlefield language, with real people on the ground and in the air. The emotions of bullets whizzing, buddies dying, experiencing and personal growth from day one on arrival in Vietnam - there's nothing like it really, really worth the read and the experience.

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  10. Sree Sai Sree Sai says:

    Very interesting book to read and good inspiration

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