Just a Walk in the Park

Just a Walk in the Park

by Tom Nolan


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ISBN-13: 9781434384980
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 07/04/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Just a Walk in the Park 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes you really have an understanding of the bond with fellow soldiers and particularly marines. It took me a chapter or two to figure out the chapter headings, which in a way added to the books flavor. Laughing and crying were only the half of it, there were chapters I knew I did not want to read but knew I had to read through it. Weeks after finishing the book the chapters are still playing in my head and most of all in my heart. Thanks Tom. By the way, thanks for the heads up on the back cover of the book about some of the language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! Enjoyed this book very much. Mr. Nolan writes with a Jimmy Buffet sense of humor. Yet the book was informative, serious and sensitive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an outstanding read for anyone from the Vietnam era. Following Cpl. Nolan and his band of lunatic Marines as they cope with the war is a non-stop adventure of emotion and humor.If you are not from this era it is a stark reminder of the futility of war. It will make you laugh and cry, but forever respect those that serve.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book, and I have to say that I was quite impressed with Mr. Nolan¿s first outing. He manages to paint an incredibly vivid picture of his childhood and service in Vietnam, and one that is certainly not for the faint of heart. Jackknifing between hysterical laughter and breathtaking sadness, the author manages to somehow make it all fit into a page turning tapestry of beauty and madness. With a clear knack for storytelling of the variety that can never be taught, Tom leads us through the jungles both western New York and Vietnam, which somehow seem to be equally perilous for the respective boy and man. It¿s almost as if you could hear him at his lodge telling his fishing buddies about being hung from a tree by his helmet, and the belly laughs that are sure to follow. I¿m sure that you will laugh, too, if you give this book a chance. And cry, and get angry, and, I¿m pretty sure, enjoy yourself a great deal. I hope to read more from this author in the near future!!! Steve from Yellowstone