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Author: John P. McAfee
ISBN13: 978-0446365000
Title: Slow Walk in a Sad Rain (Fresh Voices Series)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Grand Central Pub; Reprint edition (May 1, 1994)

Slow Walk in a Sad Rain (Fresh Voices Series) by John P. McAfee

Start by marking Slow Walk in a Sad Rain as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I have just finished the book today, i have no words to describe how close i felt to the author's memories, he certainly has an original style both intelligent and humoristic way of writing.

He is married to the whimsical artist, Elizabeth McAfee, and they have a son, John Lewis McAfee, who along with his wife, Amy, work in the . Citizenship and Immigration Services for Homeland Security. After a long career in teaching, coaching, and administration, He is now a full-time writer. You won't find a better book on a personal journey through war as a young officer.

Pat Roberts, John P. McAfee. Hailed as the Catch-22 of the Vietnam War, Slow Walk in a Sad Rain is based on the author's own experiences as a combat Green Beret. This poignant, darkly comic debut novel establishes John P. McAfee as an extraordinary new voice in wartime fiction. The camp's Green Berets, dividing their time between boredom and terror, are ostensibly led by a captain, the narrator of the story

by McAfee, John P. Publication date 1993. Topics Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975. Publisher New York, NY : Warner Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on August 19, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

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This book should be a classic and the fact that it is out-of-print is a disgrace considering how much junk out there should never have been printed in the first place. However you can swing it, get this book. You will not be disapointed. This is a novel about Vietnam that teaches via showing much more than any history book or media report every could. Slow Walk in a Sad Rain is a classic war novel. I only wish McAfee would have written more.

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John P. McAfee pulls the pin on a grenade and leaves it in our path through the jungles of Vietnam and Laos. We watch him do this. This anger, and the black humor that expresses it-"Slow Walk" is nothing more than a long string of wisecracks-is absolutely authentic. Still, it puts us off. This isn't the kind of war novel in which innocent youths are hardened into soldiers. These soldiers show no traces of their former lives. They are a gung-ho elite, a collection of macho poses with nothing human peeking through; their only regret seems to be that they aren't in a better war. "There was a time I liked being a soldier," Shotgun says. It was bloody, sure, but it meant something.

The author draws on his own experiences as part of a U.S. Special Forces unit in Laos to devise a darkly comic, moving tale of the absurdities of the Vietnam conflict reminiscent of Catch 22. Reprint.
Reviews: 7
If an English professor were reviewing this book he might say character development is often poor, too many characters come in and out and don't advance the plot, it is episodic rather than narrative, all sorts of loose ends wander through and the characters lack motivation, beside survival. All probably true but this also sort of sums up the Vietnam War, not a lot made sense except getting home in one piece. This isn't bad writing, it is a very sophisticated simplicity that takes a really really good writer to pull off.

That said, I laughed my ass off more than once and the end hit me like a fist, as he brought things home about the old man and the young boy. We have sinned but if we are lucky, we found redemption in time and in watching our children grow up.
A hard read, but it's lightened considerably with black humor. I say "hard" because I was a Army wife whose husband served two tours, and I saw and experienced the consequences of bad politics....and what bad politics and war it does to everyone who is associated with that war. Many do not fare nearly as well as the author Pat McAfee has done. He was able to move beyond the hell that bad politics put so many in.
I just ordered this as a gift for a SF commander who I recently served with. I read this book years ago as required reading for a class on Vietnam history. Then I met the author and had a chance to discuss it with him. Mr. McAfee is a gifted writer to say the least. This is his story from his tours in Vietnam as a Special Forces officer. Funny and sad, it takes you first person through the madness and irony that he experienced. You won't find a better book on a personal journey through war as a young officer. Highly recommended!
Captures the insanity and absurdity of war in an amusing, gripping, and ultimately heart-wrenching manner. Hard to say how much of it is fictional but it's entertaining as hell, and very well written.
I went to NMMI with the author. His book is a terrific rendition of the Vietnam experience. I highly recommend the book.
McAfee's novel is masterful, vividly written as if the author was actually there (and from what I understand, he based it on first hand experience). The language is brilliant, the characters are alive and believable, the narrative totally captivating. McAfee modeled one of his main characters on my own brother (officially MIA - presumed killed - in the Vietnam War) -- the name of the character closely resembles my family name. He and McAfee were roommates at New Mexico Military Institute high school back in the 60s. And McAfee, in many respects, nailed it. My brother lives on in this novel!
This book is amazing, touching, sometimes off color and off putting in ways only a book on war could be. It is well written and engaging. I felt a vested interest in the characters. I read this book because it was recommended to me by a former Army Ranger.
An entertaining read. It was especially so to me because I spent a year at Dong Tam in the same region of Vietnam. Thankfully, my experience was less harrowing than portrayed by the fire base captain.