Miami Herald // Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
I’m not sure there’s been a better Vietnam novel since William Eastlake’s The Bamboo Bed. Honestly, I can’t be sure that there’s been a better American novel published in the past 10 years. Johnson understands the conflicts at the heart of the American psyche, and in Tree of Smoke he delivers the sort of historical novel that not only shows us where we’ve been but also shines a light on where we’re going. It is a masterpiece.
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