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Author:  Robert W. Wood

Title:  Goodbye Vietnam

Publisher:  Omonomany

Reviewer: W. H. McDonald, Jr. – AAA Founder

Better Than Non-Fiction Tales of Vietnam!

Sometimes the truth is best written in the form of fiction so that it can create the mood and emotional stage for the very soul of the storyteller. Such is the case for author Robert W. Wood, with his compilation of short stories in “Goodbye Vietnam.” The book works very well in a strange and sometimes bizarre way to convey what it felt like to do a “tour of duty” in Vietnam during that war.

The format that Wood uses to define the Vietnam experience works perfectly in giving the reader an insider look. His use of short pieces that feel sort of like stories or chapters paint us a picture of the horror, the rage and the outright absurdity of this war. It is a brilliant use of loose fitting prose that when read altogether it makes the book feel like a journey. The author has created a new path to telling “the emotional truth” by making it fictional.

You may have read many books on war and some on “The Vietnam War” but this is in a class all by itself. I have read and reviewed hundreds of books about Vietnam and many of those were non-fiction—but this one stands out as different, creative and entertaining and in some ways, enlightening, if that can be said about a book that deals with so many issues from killing to sex.

Put this on your gift list for books to buy veterans and even non-veterans. It is an easy book to read but a hard book to put down! I personally endorse this book!

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