Sunday, December 7
Book Review: Going After Cacciato
Author: Tim O'Brien
Pages: EBook 289
Summary: In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.
My Rating: 8.5/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: The book was very well written, detailed and did a wonderful job at exploring the characters mindset during their time in the war. The pace of the story was slow, but in a good way, as it allowed so the author could go into depth of the characters and I thought that the complexity and the deep look into the minds and emotions of the soldiers was incredibly well done.
The story was also very engaging but it doesn't exactly have its full effect until the end, which I thought was a very fitting and fantastic ending. I wish I could say more about the book, but I don't want to spoil it. It's well worth reading, the journey the soldiers go on, was well written and the characters were incredible. So, it's well worth reading and experiencing.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, it's was such an engaging read, and the ending makes it a book I'd highly recommended - why the ending makes it worth, I can't say as it would spoil the book, but as war time fiction goes, this one, is a must read.
What to read next: The Things they Carried
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, War Through the Generations Challenge
Note: This is part of my August reviews