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Read & Download Highways to a War 100 å In a riveting new novel of wartime Cambodia and Vietnam part thriller part mystery part heroic epic the author of The Year of Living Dangerously offers the story of a likeable brave but ultimately mysterious war photographer who has disappeared into the jungles of CambodiaIn a riveting new novel of wartime Cambodia and Vietnam part thriller part mystery part her. Extremely well written book that comes closest to evoking the sensuous magic of Southeast Asia as any book I have read in recent months It also captures the lure of danger and promise of adventure that drew war correspondents to the area throughout the Vietnam WarThe author is Christopher j Koch the guy who wrote 'The Year of Living Dangerously which became a movie with Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver about reporting in IndonesiaHighways to a War centers on a swashbuckling Australian War Photographer and his journeys through the Vietnam era which end with his disapearance in Cambodia after the fall of Phnom Penh It's told in the voice of a an Australian lawyer who attempts to reconstruct the career of the photographer a childhood friend and solve the mystery of his fatePart thriller part mystery part adventure story part historical fiction this is a bitchin' read I definately enjoyed itIt starts a bit slow vividly describing a childhood in Tasmania Cinematic desciption plodding narrativeBut then it takes offThe author explores the seduction of danger in combat and what it was like in Saigon and out in the field during the Vietnam War Lots of good yarns here Then he moves on to Cambodia painting an almost idyllic picture of the country as it was sucked into the war and the sinister Khmer Rouge tightened their grip around the capital All the while Koch populates the book with the kinds of interesting characters you'd only find in a war zone bar and weaves a narrative that I as a journalist found fascinating fire fights captured journalists forced jungle marches the Ho Chi Minh trail in all it's gloryThis is a good one

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Oic epic the author of The Year of Living Dangerously offers the story of a likeable brave. 3 12 stars Too much detail of the battles fought for my taste even though they are well written and YES it is a war novel However such realism rhythm and well paced writing it was really enjoyable

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Highways to a WarBut ultimately mysterious war photographer who has disappeared into the jungles of Cambodia. This was super depressing from the opening on I liked the descriptions of wartime in Southeast Asia super evocative but even though the main characters were mostly likable and uite righteous I had trouble keeping many of the secondary characters straight and I just didn't like the way so many of them were introduced but then went away without factoring in to the plot meh