Life During Wartime

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Orion, 2006 - Guatamala - 418 pages
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In the jungles of Guatemala, David Mingolla is struggling to survive amongst the rotting vegetation and his despairing fellow foot soldiers. He knows he is nothing but an expendable pawn in an endless war. On R & R a few miles away from the warzone he meets Debora - an enigmatic young woman who may be working for the enemy - and stumbles into a deadly psychic conflict where the mind is the greatest weapon.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Gritty and cinematic, this is War. I guess I'd call it Heinlein's Troopers on acid or something like that. The jungle is like another character – it’s just downright oppressive, and even made it ... Read full review

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User Review  - salimbol - LibraryThing

A kind of SF version of 'Apocalypse Now', with the same miasmic feel, this is bleak, unsettling, graphically violent and sexual, and intelligent. While the overarching plot framework is weak at times, the book shines when it's focusing on the minds and societies destroyed by war. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Lucius Shepard was born in the USA in 1947. From the mid-1960s to the early 1980s he lived in various parts of the world and travelled widely. He won the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer in 1985 and has also won the World Fantasy Award twice.

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