Reading is Love

A blog about the love of reading and books.

13 Cent Killers

Title: 13 Cent Killers by John J. Culbertson

Category: Nonfiction, Military, Vietnam War, History

Review: First off, I loved this book! Mr. Culbertson did such a great job writing this book. It was as if he was there telling the story himself. He was in the Vietnam War as well, and does talk a little about himself, but mostly focuses on other men in this book. This book focuses mostly on the Marine snipers of the Vietnam War. I must warn you that there is a lot of curse words in the book, so don’t give it to anyone that is easily offended or anyone below 18. The book is divided into 26 chapters and all are filled with graphic descriptions of battles and of how the snipers shot at the Viet Cong and what happened when they shot the Viet Cong (blood, bone, brain, etc…). You really come out from reading this book with  a respect for these guys. The snipers were well trained guys and one of a kind. They weren’t heralded and they didn’t have the best of weapons. Also, during that time, the U.S. didn’t support the war even though they were fighting for a good cause. This book is a book that you will like and it will keep you interested all the way through. I think you will love it.

Rating: *****


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