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 risks, brilliant characters and unique attractiveness. by no means sooner than has there been a primary individual account of strive against in the course of the eyes of an artist. The wrestle adventure hasn't ever been so vividly portrayed via unique identities. Nam is the place the motion is—the final try for the younger lieutenant. For the painter, battle is destruction and discomfort, the antithesis of paintings, yet he involves remember that he'll need to reduce during 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 now and then, stuns. The platoon chief needs to confront the stark realities of survival whereas the artist sees either the attractive and the awful via colour and contrasts, and because the composition of a piece of artwork. He discovers the quiet dignity of the warriors, nurses, and crimson move “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 artistic memoir that's eventually now not approximately warfare, or maybe Vietnam. It’s a narrative of the way good looks and paintings outline what it really is to be human—how we engage, suppose, or even struggle. It’s approximately how conflict brings out the simplest 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 the way paintings and sweetness are necessary to either the human spirit and the environment—especially in a wrestle area.
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