By James John Magner
A Haunting Beauty is the tale of Jim Magner, artist and wrestle platoon chief. the 2 conflicting identities need to coexist in an international of lurking hazards, superb characters and unique attractiveness. by no means prior to has there been a primary individual account of strive against in the course of the eyes of an artist. The wrestle event hasn't ever been so vividly portrayed via exact identities. Nam is the place the motion is—the final attempt for the younger lieutenant. For the painter, conflict is destruction and soreness, the antithesis of artwork, yet he involves take into account that he'll need to minimize in the course of the jungles, wade the rivers, and face demise to get past floor appearances. Jim Magner attracts the reader deep into his own global of conflicts and conquests with crisp writing and a glance at wrestle that fascinates, elates, and now and then, stuns. The platoon chief needs to confront the stark realities of survival whereas the artist sees either the gorgeous and the terrible via colour and contrasts, and because the composition of a piece of artwork. He discovers the quiet dignity of the warriors, nurses, and purple move “Donut Dollies” in addition to their inevitable conflicts and dependencies whereas they fight to outlive in a primitive position. Set in 1966, it is a riveting, hugely inventive memoir that's finally no longer approximately conflict, or maybe Vietnam. It’s a narrative of the way attractiveness and paintings outline what it really is to be human—how we engage, consider, or even struggle. It’s approximately how conflict brings out the easiest and worst, captured during the eyes of the artist-soldier. It’s a narrative of human feelings: pleasure, worry, anger, disappointment, and love. And it’s strangely humorous. you are going to come away with a brand new appreciation of ways paintings and wonder are necessary to either the human spirit and the environment—especially in a strive against quarter.
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