hakeswill (hakeswill) wrote,
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Up Country

I finished Up Country at work tonight. It was much better than The Gold Coast. It's the story of a vet returning to Vietnam in 1997 to investigate the murder of a US lieutenant by a US captain in 1968. There is no wrapping up of the loose ends at the end, which slightly annoyed me, but made it more realistic.

I wonder how the book reads for a Vietnam vet.
I wonder how it was for Nelson DeMille to write it, being a vet himself.

p270:

"Do you ever feel that there's something missing in your life? Like something to believe in or to live for beyond yourself?"

"That sounds like an antagonistic question, though maybe I need to think more about that." She added, "We live in incredibly dull times. I think I would like to have been a college student in the Sixties. But I wasn't. So, a lot of this emptiness and shallowness is not my fault, or the fault of my generation."

"Do the times make the generation, or does the generation make the times?"
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