The intricate plot and form of the novel (it is written as if the main character is giving his confession) make for interesting and gut wrenching reading
So deserving of the Pulitzer. I‘d never read anything from this perspective on the Vietnam War before. It pulled apart a lot of the mythology around Vietnam (in the west at least) and made me feel like I was looking at it for the first time. Very difficult to read at times, but it wouldn‘t have been as meaningful if it wasn‘t and I‘m glad it made me so uncomfortable.
A particularly timely and painful book for the day Boris Johnson takes office.