Re: RARA-AVIS: Vietnam and hardboiled

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 13 Aug 2006

--- wrote:

> Michael Herr's Dispatches blew me away when it first came out.
> Really
> great writing, it's a new journalism account of his time
> reporting in
> Vietnam. He went on to write some (most?) of the voiceover
> for
> Apocalyse Now.
> I still haven't read him, but didn't Kent Anderson serve in
> Vietnam?
> Wasn't his Sympathy for the Devil a Vietnam novel?

I'll look for Herr's Dispatches. Sounds interesting. You're dead on about Kent Anderson. His NIGHT DOGS was a great read. The main character, a cop, was coming to grips with his war experiences. I haven't read KA's SYMPATHY yet (I wonder if he's spoofing the Stones?). Thanks for the suggestion, Mark.

Ed Lynskey


__________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around

RARA-AVIS home page:
  Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 13 Aug 2006 EDT