Monday, November 05, 2007

Nam-a-rama by Phillip Jennings

Nam-a-rama by Phillip Jennings is a humorous fictional account of an attempt to end the Vietnam War by assassinating Ho Chi Minh. The two "heroes" of the book are Navy pilots who are sent up north to do the assassination with the help of the "Woman from the Barbonella movie" [who parachutes in naked]. A lot of the humor seems to be in the same style as Catch-22. A lot of the plot is simply over-the-top unfortunately much of the humor doesn't work. The funniest parts are actually the low-key sections.

Mildly recommended.

Is available through Abebooks.

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