Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn
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The memory of war

Karl Marlantes, Vietnam veteran, has said that writing his book started off as "more therapy than good fiction".

The author of "Matterhorn" told James Landale, guest presenter on the Andrew Marr Show, that he sometimes held back on the gore and shock value of the Vietnam war, but that we have to recognise the "thrill of violence".

  • 08 Aug 2010