Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam
by Paul Clayton Publisher: Booklocker
Category: Fiction / Historical
0 pages; ISBN: 0000000000
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
An excellent read. This is one book you won't want to put down even after you've finished it. Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam is one of those special stories that defies classification, written by an author whose first-hand experience in Vietnam serves asthe background for Carl's story. Carl's experience gives the reader a very personal look at war and its horrors. He tells of the endless tension, boredom, fears and hopes of the men on the bases he was assigned to. One gets a very real sense of not knowing exactly what the fighting was intended to accomplish and why the men were assigned where they were. Talented author Paul Clayton has done a great job of taking the reader from the comforts of home to the discomforts found in the jungle. Imagine living in a hole in the ground during the monsoon season. Imagine walking a few yards from your fellows and have the jungle close in around you. Paul takes you there. His descriptive backgrounds will lift you from your easy chair to the dirt and flies on the front. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is a book that will prove ageless. Written in the viewpoint of a foot soldier, one who is at the mercy of the enemy, nature, and the whims of the officers, this book gives a from-the-ground look at a war few wanted. Very highly recommended reading.