Saturday, June 12, 2010
Fatal Light by Richard Currey
The narrator (a high school senior) receives his draft notice in 1967 and must report for duty as soon as he graduates. He becomes a medic in Vietnam. The book is short (fewer than 200 pages). It isn't a traditional novel with beginning, middle, and end; it is a series of very short chapters that are snippets of the narrator's life. But it is well written and the structure works. This is my 3rd book for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge and my 11th book for the New Author Challenge 2010. I rate this book 3 out of 5.