Kent Anderson Sympathy for the Devil

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Sympathy for the Devil

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Army issue to the core, Sergeant Hanson and his buddies Quinn and Silver are superb soldiers, but their lust for war leads to catastrophe in Vietnam

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some critics for its brutality, while heralded by others as a modern-day classic, Sympathy for the Devil is a terrifying, intoxicating journey through the violence, madness, and insane beauty of battle. It traces the story of a hardened Green Beret named Hanson, a college student who goes to war with a book of Yeats's poetry in his pocket and discovers the savagery within himself.

In this extraordinary novel, we follow Hanson through two tours of duty and a bitter attempt to live as a civilian in between. At one with the lush and dangerous world around him in Vietnam, it is Hanson's doom to survive the landscape of devastation he encounters. Sympathy for the Devil contains some of the most vivid, finely etched prose ever written about the actual process of war--from firing a weapon for the first time in battle to the moment a young man knows that he has entered a living hell and found a home....

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"Anderson has a profundity found with novelists of the human experience who have observed, can interpret and then carry us back to smell, hear and bleed."
-- Los Angeles Times

"Tear[s] like a burst of tracers through the field of Vietnam War literature...riveting."
-- Dale A. Dye, Captain, U.S.M.C. (Ret.), author of the novel Platoon

"ANDERSON'S WORK IS CHILLING AND AUTHENTIC."
-- Oliver Stone

Novels by Kent Anderson
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