Originally Posted by Botnst
That's exactly right. And the chances are very high that I won't read a book that has scenes of sexual intercourse between adults and children.
But like I said, I don't want anything censored. people should be able to choose for themselves what they wish to read.
Tell me what is there about my position on that which is in conflict with libertarianism. I honestly don't understand your comment about that.
"Webb's cultural and political portrayal of Vietnam 25 years after the war's end is delivered with such bold strokes and magical detail.... This is a highly personal and empathetic look at today's Vietnam.... This detailed, lovingly drawn portrait of Vietnam reveals a sad, tortured country that has never recovered from the horrifying events of a quarter-century ago."
Senator John McCain
"James Webb's new novel paints a portrait of a modern Vietnam charged with hopes for the future but haunted by the ghosts of its war-torn past. It captures well the lingering scars of the war, and exposes the tension between the dynamism of a new generation and the invisible bondage of an older generation for whom wartime allegiances, and animosities, are rendered no less vivid by the passage of time. A novel of revenge and redemption that tells us much about both where Vietnam is headed and where it has been."
Walter Anderson, Chairman and Publisher, Parade Magazine
"A masterpiece, one of the most poignant and powerful novels of this generation ... Lost Soldiers is one of those rare books that is not only a beautifully realized literary triumph but also a crackling good page-turner. Its seamless blend of mystery and intrigue, with its subtle truths of history and culture and its stories of love and honor played out by unforgettable characters, is nothing short of miraculous. Jim Webb did not set out to write a healing book, but that is what he has done. I suspect Lost Soldiers can bring my country together after years of debate and division --- and it took a warrior to write it. You will come away a different person after you've read it."