The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

Set during World War II, this novel delves into the lives of a platoon of American soldiers stationed in the Pacific. The narrative explores the harsh realities of war, the complexities of human nature, and the struggle for survival in an unforgiving environment. The soldiers grapple with their fears, hopes, and the brutalities of war, revealing their innermost thoughts and experiences. The book is a gritty and realistic depiction of the psychological effects of war and the human capacity for resilience.

The 463rd greatest book of all time


Published
1948
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
721
Words
208,000
Original Language
English

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