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Re: Official Review: Deadly Waters: The Vietnam Naval War And...

Post by ShailaSheshadri » 12 Dec 2018, 23:07

Thanks for the review. Randy Miller in his novel Deadly Waters: The Vietnam Naval War And Its Aftermath portrays the war in the naval sector of Vietnam. A young boy from Vermont goes to Vietnam naval area out of curiosity and becomes a victim of the treacherous happenings after the naval war in Vietnam. This is an emotionally-packed fiction that appears real. The author has depicted the characters of naval war heroes brilliantly. This book could be a fascinating read for those who like reading war novels.

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Post by todwyer01 » 12 Dec 2018, 23:08

From a sampling, this was an interesting story about a sailor returning from the Vietnam War and the impact both psychologically and physically that the War had on him. It is worth a second look. Well Done.

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Post by Momiji1987 » 12 Dec 2018, 23:09

I enjoy historical fiction so I’ll be checking this book out whenever I get the chance.

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Post by Shas F » 12 Dec 2018, 23:15

Deadly Waters by Randy Miller is a novel based on and inspired by true events experienced by American soldiers during and after the Vietnam War. As a historical fiction, it dramatizes the struggles of US Navy soldiers to get fair compensation and medical aid for long-term diseases they suffered as a result of their exposure to biochemical weapons during the Vietnam war. It's a sad, wrenching story because US soldiers now have to face another adversary, the US Veterans Administration that refuses to release just aid. Reading this book, definitely an eye opener, requires circumspection and research to be fair. I am glad to learn from EmunahAn's review that despite the harsh realities the book depicts, it is inspiring, enlightening and is skillfully written.

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Post by Richie04 » 12 Dec 2018, 23:18

Those it mean serving a Blue Water Navy sailor is more profitable than going to school?
How can Zachariah Martin leave high school to serve as a Blue Water Navy sailor?

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Post by Kibetious » 12 Dec 2018, 23:25

This is a very nice and fascinating book. It is good to see that the emphasis is not just on the war but also on other themes such as friendship as well. Thanks for the review.
​​​​​​He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy :techie-studyinggray:

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Post by Sanyesto » 12 Dec 2018, 23:27

I'm always drawn to the kind of realistic characters you described in your review. Excellent review--thanks for your recommendation!

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Post by Kibetious » 12 Dec 2018, 23:30

This is a very nice and fascinating book. It is good to see that the emphasis is not just on the war but also on other themes such as friendship as well. Thanks for the review.
​​​​​​He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy :techie-studyinggray:

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Post by tarafarah7 » 12 Dec 2018, 23:31

You review was very well-written. Thank you! Today's BOTD sounds like one that will keep you fully engaged through to the last page! It contains real-to-life characters, a vivid setting, an emotional storyline, and even humor! Fans of historical fiction are sure to enjoy this one! :-)

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Post by Cher432 » 12 Dec 2018, 23:36

The Vietnam war was certainly a controversial one. I look forward to seeing how these veterans adjust to life back at home. Congrats on BOTD.

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Post by Cher432 » 12 Dec 2018, 23:36

The Vietnam war was certainly a controversial one. I look forward to seeing how these veterans adjust to life back at home. Congrats on BOTD.

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Post by Zhariah » 12 Dec 2018, 23:44

From the cover of the book I thought it was just another book about war, which doesn't really interest me at all, but after reading your review I see that it is a story about characters and how this particular war impacted them. Even though it is fiction, the basis on reality makes it a necessary read in my opinion. I can't wait to read about this humourous character you've mentioned. Thank you for a lovely review :)

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Post by Dhanaraaj Raghuveer » 13 Dec 2018, 00:19

Fictions, especially historical fictions are always a joy to read. Will give it a read! Thanks for the review.

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Post by Disneyland » 13 Dec 2018, 00:21

'Official Review: Deadly Waters: The Vietnam Naval War And It's Aftermath by Randy Miller' gives us an idea of the story. It mentions the words that are contextual to war. The ending of the review is potent.

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Post by Zimall » 13 Dec 2018, 00:30

Historical fiction and especially war is not my thing. Hope its interesting for historical fiction fans.
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