"War Song is a lost classic that is finally back in print. No writer has dealt more honestly with the tragedy of the Viet Nam War and its impact on the Vietnamese people. En is that rarity, a well-developed Vietnamese character." (David Willson, co-editor of Vietnam War Literature: An Annotated Bibliography, February 2000)
Martin Naparsteck's writing is "knee deep in particulars, with the power of close-focus psychological observation." (short story writer Veronica Geng, Mississippi Review)
Naparsteck's writing "takes risks and survives, indeed prospers because of its honesty...As readers and human beings we all too seldom reflect on truth until we've the fortune to read authors like the one here." (novelist Colin Hester, Diamond Sutra, 1997)
"Quirky, playful, and original, the work of Martin Naparsteck is not easily forgotten." (Janet Hutchings, editor of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1996)
Author Bio: Martin Naparsteck is a winner of a Book-of-the-Month Club Creative Writing Fellowship (in competition judged by William Styron and Ralph Ellison). He has published two novels about the Vietnam War, War Song and A Hero's Welcome. He served in Vietnam with the US Army in 1966-67.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was excellent. If you like anything on the subject of the Vietnam War, you will absolutley love this book. It quickly became one of my favorites.This is a MUST-BUY!!