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Liselyn

Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, QC, Canada

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  • Of Rice and Men

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Richard Galli
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Spreading democracy takes more than cutting-edge military hardware. Winning the hearts and minds of a troubled nation is a special mission we give to bewildered young soldiers who can't speak the native language, don't know the customs, can't tell friends from enemies, and, in this wonderfully outrageous Iraq-era novel about Vietnam, wonder why they have to risk their lives spraying peanut plants, inoculating pigs, and hauling miracle rice seed for Ho Chi Minh.

    Michael says: "I really liked it"
    "anger transformed"
    Overall

    This book is a beautiful example of how anger and bitterness can be transformed into a gentle, often funny, but no less critical look at the insane historical fact of the Vietnam war. The characters, their relationships, their surprising depth -- all are rendered with a quiet push at our assumptions and a not-so-quiet poke at the ridiculous way the military approached this situation. Bravo.

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