[Ebook] ↠ The Candlestickmaker Author Dennis McDougal – Thomashillier.co.uk

The Candlestickmaker Aboard The Spy Ship U.S.S Argosy In The War Tossed Waters Off The Coast Of Vietnam, Three Young American Sailors Form An Unlikely Bond Each Has Fled An America They Were Raised To Love But Somehow No Longer Understand When Forced To Choose Whether To Face Combat Or Stay And Fight The War In The Streets, They Sign Up For A War That Reflects The Conflict That Raged Inside Each Of Them The One Thing Of Which They Were Certain Was That The Only People In The World They Could Depend On Were Each Other As Their Friendship Deepens In The Bars And Brothels From Hong Kong To Subic Bay, Ernie Brigham And His Companions Slowly Become Aware Of A Dark Secret Aboard The U.S.S Argosy Upon Their Return To The America They Left Behind, They Are Changed At Best, Lost And Damaged At Worst, But Ultimately Sobered By A War That Never Should Have Been Fought In The Tradition Of Tim O Brien S The Things They Carried, Denis Johnson S Tree Of Smoke, And Philip Caputo S A Rumor Of War, The Candlestickmaker Recalls A Vietnam That Seared Disenchantment Into A Post World War II Generation Who Learned To Question Authority At All Levels A Coming Of Age Story Bookended By Revelations That Shatter Readers Illusions About Patriotism, Government, And The Nature Of Modern Warfare, The Candlestickmaker Takes Readers On A Voyage That Will Guarantee They Never Read The Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme To Their Children In Quite The Same Way Again.


10 thoughts on “The Candlestickmaker

  1. says:

    They can teach you whatever you need to make war, but you learn to make peace on your own The Candlestickmaker takes us back to a time best remembered through a haze because the reality was sometimes worse than our senses could handle America, the land of the free, was in a state of chaos, a generation trying to figure out what was real and what was a lie Always question authority being the mantra to live by, but when questions got too prickly, the answers were better kept below the radar They can teach you whatever you need to make war, but you learn ...


  2. says:

    I was compelled to finish this book because I kept trying to figure out where the story was going I felt zero connection with any of the characters the mains seemed only half developed, and there were too many other minor characters So much time was spent on introducing a multitude of characters that I found myself unable to recall wh...


  3. says:

    I found this a refreshing perspective on Vietnam era literature Instead of the typical albeit interesting situation where the characters are always in the thick of the action, here even the boys allegedly fighting overseas in the thick of it are mostly removed from the war in Vietnam, seeing village attacks from a distance the carnage lookslike an elaborate fireworks display The dual narrative showing the struggle at home and the struggle at sea was equally engaging A must read for an I found this a refreshing perspective on Vietnam era literature Instead of the typical albeit interesting situation where the characters are always in the thick of the action, here even the boys allegedly fighting overseas in the thick of it are mostly removed from the war in Vietnam, seeing village attacks from a distance the carn...


  4. says:

    The Candlestickmaker follows Ernie Brigham as he and his fellow soldiers are changed by what they experience during the Vietnam War The story is complex and interesting, and shows how people both in the military and back home were changed by the war I did have a tough time getting into the stor...


  5. says:

    This is an excellent book It is deliciously American, full of sex, intrigue, and painful awareness Every American who thinks they understand America s influence in the world should read this book Every American who thinks they understands America s influence in their life absolutely MUST read this ...


  6. says:

    review to follow


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