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The Half Man

The Half Man

by George Packer

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Library Journal
Packer ( The Village of Waiting , LJ 10/1/88) uses his first novel to chronicle a newspaperman's journey in a pale combination of The Ugly American and Heart of Darkness . Daniel Levin volunteers for assignment to Direv Saraun, an Asian island nation where a ``popular'' revolt is underway. Within four months his girlfriend Melanie joins him, and his articles attract the attention of Fra Boboy, a guerrilla leader camped in the southern mountains near a dormant volcano. Levin is invited to the camp for extensive interviews. Most of the novel deals with Levin's trip and activities in the camp after his arrival--a period of great self-examination. While Packer's novel is competently written and interesting to read, the unique spark needed for such familiar themes is missing. Not recommended.-- A.J. Wright, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham

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Random House Publishing Group
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1st ed
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6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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