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Cologne No. 10 For Men
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Cologne No. 10 For Men

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by Richard Morris
 

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Counting bodies in Vietnam. In this earthy war/peace novel, comedy frames grim pictures of war. Morris weaves combat, a love affair, and military satire into a story that is by turns terrifying, gruesome, and mad, and one acted by a memorable cast of characters-grunts and hookers, Vietcong soldiers and spies, heroes and inane officers. It begins on a huge base in the

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Counting bodies in Vietnam. In this earthy war/peace novel, comedy frames grim pictures of war. Morris weaves combat, a love affair, and military satire into a story that is by turns terrifying, gruesome, and mad, and one acted by a memorable cast of characters-grunts and hookers, Vietcong soldiers and spies, heroes and inane officers. It begins on a huge base in the Central Highlands in 1967 where Lieutenant Wilfred Carmenghetti falls in love with Can and smuggles her to a forward firebase. In the field he and his platoon win stunning victories, but spies plot his death, Vietcong soldiers attack the platoon, and Can leaves him. What follows is a surprising and fanciful comedic ending. Cologne No. 10 For Men is a book to make us fear, weep, laugh, and remember

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A soldier in Vietnam invents a uniquely absurd solution to the horrors of war. A relatively naïve Wilfred Carmenghetti comes to the Far East to outmaneuver the draft and save the Western world. A funny and serviceable satire about the gross rationalizations that propel war and peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595424313
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/09/2007
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Richard Peabody
"I love the way Wilfred recycles the bodies. That's fabulous stuff with a direct line to Heller's Catch-22 and perfectly captures the insanity of the Vietnam War."--(Richard Peabody, co-editor of Gargoyle Magazine)

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