Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tree of Smoke

The inside of the jacket:
This is the story of William "Skip" Sand, CIA - engaged in Psychological Operations against the Vietcong - and the disasters that befall him. This is also the story of the Houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert and into a war where the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. In its vision of human folly, this is a story like nothing in our literature.

I don't normally enjoy (or even attempt) books with a war as the setting, but this book was an enjoyable read. The characters were all well developed and the dialogue was believable and witty. So, even though I was occasionally lost on who was spying on whom, and whose side everyone was one, it was still an entertaining read. My review on my blog can be found here.

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