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Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line - James Jones since I just handed out two five stars [b:Black Swan Green|14316|Black Swan Green|David Mitchell|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320562118s/14316.jpg|2166883] and [b:As She Climbed Across the Table|16720|As She Climbed Across the Table|Jonathan Lethem|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320520569s/16720.jpg|1119921], one figures I should be a little hesitant to whip out the 5-slammer yet again, but what do you do? this book richly deserves its reputation as a classic, as Jones reveals the lives of the enlisted men at Guadalcanal to be a seething maelstrom of hatred, loyalty, duty, love, homosexuality and hetero, courage under fire and mere chance. officers are hated; the Japanese only more so; and rarely...

BETTER BETTER THAN MOVIE !

yeah Thin Red Line is also a great-ass film, but Jones's work is clearly superior in its treatment of the inner world. transporting; eloquent; moving