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This book was strikingly similar to The Thin Red Line. The characters, the use of literary techniques, the settings and subsettings all similar. Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by "pointer_04"
This isn't a bad story from a guy who stabbed his wife with a pen knife. But it definitely ain't the classic that it's made out to be. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003
Mailer's take on war, is just a weak "Three Soldiers" which was written by a much better writer: Dos Passos. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003 by Vince R.
I am reading this book, and I think it is a better novel than I thought it would be, I thought "oh, great more lies about World War 2." Until I read this. Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by Nate W.
I picked up an old paperback edition of this book and couldn't put it down. An amazing accomplishment for a 25-year-old writer, even though Mailer's style is a mixed bag, and he... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2002
What I liked about this 800-page doorstopper was Mailer's successfull portrayl of a bunch of average, not very likable American Joes and their struggle through the unglamorous... Read morePublished on June 30 2002
This appears to be the theme of Norman Mailer's writings. Time and again we revisit this construct (although the points of view, as in this novel, are wide-ranging and diverse):... Read morePublished on June 17 2002 by asphlex
I think that is the crucial question each individual reader of "The Naked and the Dead" needs to answer. Read morePublished on May 31 2002 by Walter Sobchak