A Novel

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Nico Walker: Cherry (2018, Penguin Random House)

336 pages

English language

Published April 4, 2018 by Penguin Random House.

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4 stars (8 reviews)

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4 stars

“And if you’ve read this book and you thought the main character was an asshole but you kind of liked him, that was all because of Tim O’Connell”

Main character is definitely an asshole, as is seemingly everyone in the army.

Very simple and straight forward writing style, though it was heavily edited as seen in the quote I posted from the acknowledgements.

Ever since I was in early high school and read William S. Burroughs’ Junky, I’ve loved brutally honest stories of hardcore addicts, and this definitely fits that description.


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