Re: RARA-AVIS: Kent Anderson

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 02 Dec 2000

Kip wrote:

"In my opinion, Anderson's SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL ranks with Gus Hasford's THE SHORT TIMERS (the basis of Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET) and Robert Stone's DOG SOLDIERS (the basis of the movie WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN) as the best novels about the American experience in Vietnam. I can't recommend SYMPATHY enough, although you will feel like having a stiff drink or two after you've finished it."

Kip (or others)

This may be veering a little bit off topic -- although considering the number of Viet Nam vets in hardboiled books maybe not -- I was wondering how you rate Crumley's One to Count Cadence (which I keep meaning to read) and Tim O'Brien's books.


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