Hated and I'm sorry but narrator was awful Read to slow and story just all over the place. Boring
Interesting story. If it weren't for the fact that my father is a Marine, I would have not enjoyed it as much. Some of it was hard to follow because it jumped around and the characters kept changing.
This is the blood 'n guts story of the early days of the Marines. Uris relates the accumulation of military knowledge learned from past battles, but does so with his characteristic colorful writing style. "Oh stew a barking dog!" curses a Marine. Another observes "his Presbyterian belief in God is the only damn thing his family ever gave him." Commanders name the individual islands they plan to secure "Sinkhole," "Mudhole," "Blackhole," "Asshole," "Petite Asshole" and "Shithole." This is as raunchy as the book gets. Uris's trademark tormented love story occurs between Catholic Zach and Protestant Amanda, who find they must make difficult life choices to remain together. Uris has written much better, but I'm glad he's still there for me.