- Has anyone finished the Mailer book, Naked and the Dead I think? I
read it a few months ago and was much better than I thought it would
- I read 'The Naked and the Dead' years ago when I was perhaps a young
man of twenty, and I thought the writing was brilliant. Mailer has
such a straightforward, no-bullshit style that impressed me. The
novel really awakened me in ways I can't adequately describe to the
horrors of war. I don't remember too many details, but the overall
impression I got has stayed with me. I read such novels as Catch 22
and Slaughterhouse 5 as a much older person with perhaps (hopefully)
a more mature outlook. I would have to say that these three books
along with Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms' and 'For Whom the Bell
Tolls' have probably influenced my thinking about the nature of man's
relationship with mankind more than anything.
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> Has anyone finished the Mailer book, Naked and the Dead I think? Iwould
> read it a few months ago and was much better than I thought it