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Meditations in Green

Meditations in Green - Stephen Wright I had read a bunch of reviews saying that this novel was the novel on Vietnam. It was supposed to be better than any of Tim O'Brien's pieces. This isn't a bad novel, but O'brien's works -- particularly Going After Cacciato -- have much more depth. This has the absurdity of Catch-22 and the horror of Apocalypse Now. But from a literary standpoint, it isn't as powerful in language and imagery. Not a bad book, but didn't live up to the hype I had heard.