Articles Related to Vietnam War fiction

The Bird Dreamer by Michael Francis Reagan

June 3, 2014

We are told in Michael Francis Reagan's The Bird Dreamer (War Writers' Campaign, 59 pp., $4.99, Kindle) that the author served as a plane captain in the U. S. Navy from 1963-67 during the Vietnam…

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Chita Quest by Brinn Colenda

May 12, 2014

The publisher tells us that Chita Quest (Southern Yellow Pine Publishing, 288 pp., $14.95, paper) is a novel about “one man’s search for his POW/MIA father.”  Actually, two sons have serious involvement in this search for…

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Night Flares by Robert M. Pacholik

April 7, 2014

Robert M. Pacholik's Night Flares: Six Tales of the Vietnam War (Action-Adventure Press, $3.50, e book) is a work of fiction “based on eye-witness accounts of real events, ” as the author puts it. The great…

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Loose Ends by Jim Zitzelsberger

April 4, 2014

Jim Zitzelsberger served as a Navy Seabee. The stories in his book, Loose Ends: Stories Started During the Vietnam War (Moki Lane, 210 pp., $19.95, paper: $9.99, Kindle), are mostly lighthearted,  semi-autobiographical tales of Seabees…

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Against the War by Roland Menge

March 19, 2014

Roland Menge informs us that Against the War (Amazon Digital Services, $9.99, Kindle)  is a historical novel. It examines the response of the Vietnam War generation to the Vietnam War. The novel closely follows the lives…

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First Light by Chuck Gross

March 7, 2014

Chuck Gross is the author of the memoir,   Rattler One-Seven: A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot’s War Story . Gross flew helicopters in Vietnam and was shot down twice. He had a post-war career as a…

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The Rest of Heaven Was Blue by Matthew Wilkins

March 5, 2014

There are a lot of Vietnam War-related graphic novels, but Matthew Wilkins'  The Rest of Heaven was Blue (Amazon Digital Services, 67 pp., $4.99, Kindle) is the first I've reviewed. I leafed through it as…

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My Vietnam War by E. E. ‘Doc’ Murdock

February 26, 2014

E. E. “Doc” Murdock tells us in the first sentence of My Vietnam War  (H.O.T. Press, 329 pp., $12.95, paper; $3.99, Kindle) that the book is a novel and that he wants to make us understand…

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The Gunny, Master Guns, and Bullets and Bandages by Raymond Hunter Pyle

February 24, 2014

Raymond Hunter Pyle is a two-tour Vietnam veteran who served in Da Nang, Cua Viet, and Dong Ha in 1967 and in Da Nang from 1968-69. I suspect he was a Marine Corps NCO, perhaps…

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A Marine’s Journal, Feb. ’67-Feb ’68, By Mike Holiday,

February 16, 2014

Mike Holiday's A Marine’s Journal: Feb. ’67 - Feb ’68 (Abbott Press, 218 pp., $15.99, paper; $3.99, Kindle) looks like a published journal by a Marine dealing with his thirteen-month Vietnam War tour. However, we learn…

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