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by Tim Sills,Jeff Dayne,Alexander Paul

eBook Suicide Wall epub
  • ISBN: 0964276119
  • Author: Tim Sills,Jeff Dayne,Alexander Paul
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Military
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: PakDonald Publishing; First edition (December 8, 1996)
  • Pages: 314 pages
  • ePUB size: 1852 kb
  • FB2 size 1489 kb
  • Formats rtf mobi lrf mbr


Mr. Paul succeeds on both acounts

Mr. Paul succeeds on both acounts. By establishing the boundaries of 'normal life' for his characters by way of jobs and family, then uprooting the male characters to Reno, he creates a sense of the disoriented reality a draftee felt when they stepped on the bus to boot camp. He enhances the separation within the group of men by the way they respond to new challenges, .

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Suicide Wall by Alexander Paul, Tim Sills, Jeff Dayne. Suicide Wall takes a modern day look at these scars. The story centers around two pre and post war friends, one who went to Vietnam as a Combat Marine, and one who got out of the draft on bad knees. Author: Alexander Paul, Tim Sills, Jeff Dayne Title: Suicide Wall ISBN10: 0964276119 ISBN13: 978-0964276116 Format:. The story occurs during a weekend trip to Reno.

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For a certain generation, all of us were victims of a very bad war. Vietnam brought out deep emotions no matter which side you were on. Whether warrior or protestor, most of us who allowed ourselves to be taken up in the events of that tumultuous time have suffered one way or another.

According to some estimates, over 150,000 Vietnam Veterans have ended their lives prematurely, either through suicide, drugs, alchohol or a self-destructive lifestyle brought on by the Vietnam experience. This is almost three times the number killed in the war, and when combined with the war dead, approaches the 292,000 combat dead in World War II.

There are scars left on those who didn't go as well. These are the scars of guilt from using quasi-legal ways to avoid the draft, (college deferments for the rich, exagerrated mental and physical disabilities for many others). There are also deep wounds for anyone who lost a brother, father, son or friend.

Suicide Wall takes a modern day look at these scars. The story centers around two pre and post war friends, one who went to Vietnam as a Combat Marine, and one who got out of the draft on bad knees. The story occurs during a weekend trip to Reno. For the veteran it is a desperate attempt to win money for a far fetched idea of building a memorial wall to commemorate those who have died by their own hand since the war. For his friend the trip starts as a get away from a life of less than honest living.

How these two reach a modern day resolution of their wounds from vastly different experiences in the 60's is the basis of this, at times humorous, very poignant book.

Comments: (7)
Trash Obsession
This was a pretty well written book. I could have used more info on the people, their lives and deep feelings and less on their gambling habits. My husband was a Vietnam vet. He worked for the V.A. Hospital for almost 20 years because he felt a strong desire to help and give back to all vets especially his brothers in arms as he always called the Nam vets. Ray was an extrodinary person and even though I protested the Vietnam way, I never blamed the poor men who were forced into that war by a government that was less than honest at the time. I thought the soldiers returning were treated worse than rabid animals.
I really got an education in that war when I, quite by accident met Ray. He suffered every day of his life from shrapnel buried in his body. He had a huge chunk of it in his spinal column that they couldnt remove due to making him a cripple if they did. He was in pain every day and never complained about it or his many other problems. He stopped several vets from harming themselves over the years. Our country will never be able to repay those men for their service. We can only hope to correct the mistakes made in the past and make sure it NEVER happens again. So when you see a man holding a sign on the road ask if he was in Vietnam. More than likely he was. That war did terrible things to mind and body and our people did terrible things to those soldiers spirits and souls. Ray also suffered from PTSD and exposure to Agent Orange. All three of his sons, two by his first wife and one by me had problems due to his Agent Orange exposure. The V.A. didn't own up to those problems until 1995. It took Ray over nine years to get his 100% that he should have had in the first place. If our country is going to keep insisting on getting us into these stupid wars, then it needs to acknowledge the damage to the men and take care of them, no matter how much it costs, when they are mustered out. The Army gave Ray 70% and the V.A. gave him 25. It took me many months and a great congressman by the name of Paul Rogers to get him his 100%. This book also pointed out the fact that many of these vets NEVER got any help from the government at all. They came home, just like Ray did, to wives, families and friends that were unfaithful, uncaring and unconcerned about their physical and mental states. We need more books like this one and they should be required reading in all our schools. NEVER FORGET, and NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!
Armin
An interesting book, but not what I had expected. Not so interested in the "guilt" of people who did NOT go to Vietnam!
Mr_KiLLaURa
Any book about suicide is bound to be a struggle. On one hand you don't want to make it feel like the only solution, and on the other you try to foregive yourself for not seeing those who use it as the only act left.

Mr. Paul succeeds on both acounts. By establishing the boundaries of 'normal life' for his characters by way of jobs and family, then uprooting the male characters to Reno, he creates a sense of the disoriented reality a draftee felt when they stepped on the bus to boot camp. He enhances the separation within the group of men by the way they respond to new challenges, i.e., gambling and women.

Only one man in the Reno group is a Vietnam Veteran, Mean Gene, who keeps a wall up between himself and the others. He is the person who qualifies for the 'it is what it is' designation from the others. He has the most relationship issues and work issues in a group sharing similar issues.

Suicide Wall succeeds in taking the Vietnam War out of the jungle and out of Washington D.C., and putting it on the road with the reader. Men of a certain age know more about Vietnam, from their service or their familiarity from living in the times, than they will ever say.

Alex Paul gives a voice to those men and women. Read Suicide Wall and listen carefully. This is their story, and yours too.
Xig
Alex Paul does a superb job of putting a war with enormous consequences into intimate focus. I read this book a few years ago, and its impact has stuck with me. "Suicide Wall" should be required reading for any politician who sends American men and women into harm's way. Today, as our President considers the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, the lessons of this book are more pressing than ever. I heartily recommend this book and applaud the author's guts -- and the cause he champions.
Morlurne
The unresolved issues of the Vietnam War have marked a generation. Many are still haunted by the decisions they were forced to make when facing death at such a very young age. How we acted and treated each other still hurts, yet we don't know how to talk about it. Five Reno-bound guys, all with different experiences of the war, revisit their choices and deal with the aftermath of those decisions. Alex Paul spins a good yarn. The plot is lively and the characters believable, as they explore the gritty side of their Vietnam experiences. I think it would make a good movie(I'd like to see Gus Van Sant direct it). I would like to see the Suicide Wall erected.
Yndanol
takes awhile to get you involved in to the story, but once your a part of it, you wont put the book down. On the back cover there is an interesting statistic that over 150,000 vietnam vetrans have commited suicide since the war. i wish the book would have spent more time in thoughts and past experiences of the vetrans but instead it focused on a trip to reno with 5 men getting away from their normal lives. i did learn alot more than the facts from that are presented to you in textbooks and would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the vietnam war.
Hbr
Alex Paul puts it squarely - the war in Southeast Asia left none of us untouched. All our legends died over there...the men who were killed and go on killing themselves are testimony to that fact. In this poignanat story of buddies getting together - living 'normal' lives after the war - the author presents a mirror for all of us to reflect on our collective loss, and pershaps look at how each of us felt, or "didn't feel" about it. Suicide Wall is so homey and easy to read that the story's ultimate impact becomes even more profound...its about all of us.
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