By James John Magner
A Haunting good looks is the tale of Jim Magner, artist and strive against platoon chief. the 2 conflicting identities need to coexist in a global of lurking risks, marvelous characters and unique attractiveness. by no means sooner than has there been a primary individual account of strive against during the eyes of an artist. The strive against event hasn't ever been so vividly portrayed via specific identities. Nam is the place the motion is—the final try for the younger lieutenant. For the painter, conflict is destruction and discomfort, the antithesis of paintings, yet he involves needless to say he'll need to lower 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 strive against that fascinates, elates, and every 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 pink go “Donut Dollies” in addition to their inevitable conflicts and dependencies whereas they struggle to outlive in a primitive position. Set in 1966, it is a riveting, hugely inventive memoir that's eventually no longer approximately battle, or perhaps Vietnam. It’s a narrative of the way good looks 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 simplest and worst, captured throughout the eyes of the artist-soldier. It’s a narrative of human feelings: pleasure, worry, anger, disappointment, and love. And it’s unusually humorous. you are going to come away with a brand new appreciation of ways paintings and sweetness are necessary to either the human spirit and the environment—especially in a wrestle sector.