Fragments, by Fuller, Jack
- ISBN: 9780226268866 | 0226268861
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/1/1997
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Fragmentsis a story about how war can make everything explosiveeven loveand how two friends try to put the pieces of their lives together again. "[Fragments] makes the usual semi-autobiographical account [of the Vietnam War] . . . seem flimsy and discursive in comparison. . . . The shapeliness and sense of larger design [is] so elegantly executed inFragments."Michiko Kakutani,New York Times "The plot is believable, the characters sharply drawn, the prose clean and distinctive. . . . Stand[s] with Tim O'Brien'sGoing After Cacciato,James Webb'sFields of Fire,Josiah Bunting'sThe Lionheadsand John Del Vecchio'sThe 13th Valley. . . . A strong, compelling novel."Marc Leepson,Washington Post "There have been many books on Vietnam, and there will be many others. This is more a novel than the rest. . . . Fuller has reassembled the exploded grenade."Bob MacDonald,Boston Sunday Globe "Should our children ask about Vietnam, we would not go wrong to place this book in their hands. . . . [Fragments] purveys more than informationit gives the war a literary form."David Myers,New York Times "The best novel yet about the Vietnam War. . . . It ranks with Norman Mailer'sThe Naked and the Deadand James Jones'sFrom Here to Eternity."Daniel Kornstein,Wall Street Journal