Monday, August 10, 2009

The Sand Pebbles, by Richard McKenna

That lot of paperbacks I won at Weschler's included a bunch of war novels I'd always wanted to read.  Das Boot was one of those as was Run Silent, Run Deep.  The Sand Pebbles, however, was one I'd always kind of avoided.  I was only familiar with the movie description, but I didn't think it sounded great.  Just goes to show how dumb I can be.  I loved the book.  There was a lot going on, some great characters, and it covers a time and place I knew almost nothing about.
The movie is available via Netflix's on demand service so I started watching it last night.  So far so good, but at about 3 hours I only made it through the first half last night.

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