“Gritty, intense, and captivating from the first page, Matterhorn is a masterpiece, shedding light on the complexities of the U.S. Marine combat experience in Vietnam. The riveting narrative takes the reader up and down the chain of command, creating empathy with nearly every character. Marlantes demonstrates the ripple effect that small decisions can have, often to the detriment of those they were meant to help. This book may alter your perspective on military service and why soldiers might choose to return to brutal combat conditions when otherwise given the opportunity to return home.” —Emily Adams, Third Place Books, Seattle
This book was selected by a committee of Northwest indie booksellers for its 2010 Shortlist.