Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
In the tradition of Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" and James Jones's "The Thin Red Line," Marlantes tells the powerful and compelling story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood.
The 1492nd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 72nd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)