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Author:
Robert O'Connor
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978-0679415084
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0679415084
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Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (January 11, 1993)
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Set on a luxuriously appointed and hopelessly corrupt Army base in Mannheim, Germany, where the soldiers prefer real-life race riots to mock combat, Robert O'Connor's viciously funny novel is conclusive proof that peace is hell and the . Army is its ninth circle. In that hell, Specialist Ray Elwood is the ultimate survivor: a high-stakes drug dealer, bureaucratic con artist, and shrewd collector of other people's secrets

Robert O'Connor (born 1959) is an American novelist, hailed as one of the most promising young American novelists and the author of a novel, Buffalo Soldiers, the basis for the 2001 movie of the same name.

Robert O'Connor (born 1959) is an American novelist, hailed as one of the most promising young American novelists and the author of a novel, Buffalo Soldiers, the basis for the 2001 movie of the same name. O'Connor received a . in English/Writing Arts from the State University of New York at Oswego, and an . in English from Syracuse University. He currently teaches Intermediate Fiction, Advanced Fiction and Intermediate Screenwriting at SUNY Oswego.

Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 satirical black comedy film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor, which follows the rogue activities of a group of US soldiers based in West Germany during 1989 when the fall of the Berlin Wall is imminent

Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 satirical black comedy film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor, which follows the rogue activities of a group of US soldiers based in West Germany during 1989 when the fall of the Berlin Wall is imminent.

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About Buffalo Soldiers. Set on a luxuriously appointed and hopelessly corrupt Army base in Mannheim, Germany, where the soldiers prefer real-life race riots to mock combat, Robert O’Connor’s viciously funny novel is conclusive proof that peace is hell and the . In that hell, Specialist Ray Elwood is the ultimate survivor: a high-stakes drug dealer, bureaucratic con artist, and shrewd collector of other people’s secrets. Elwood is contemplating cleaning up his act, although doing so will require one last, epic heroin deal. But of course it’s then that his life will.

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Set on a luxuriously appointed and hopelessly corrupt Army base in Mannheim, Germany, where the soldiers prefer real-life race riots to mock combat, Robert O'Connor's viciously funny novel is conclusive proof that peace is hell and the U.S. Army is its ninth circle.In that hell, Specialist Ray Elwood is the ultimate survivor: a high-stakes drug dealer, bureaucratic con artist, and shrewd collector of other people's secrets. Elwood is contemplating cleaning up his act, although doing so will require one last, epic heroin deal. But of course it's then that his life will careen totally out of control. With its impeccably rendered cast of sycophants, drug burn-outs, and uniformed sociopaths, Buffalo Soldiers give us a scabrous, haunting vision of a military idled by the New World Order—and at all-out war with itself.From the Trade Paperback edition.
  • The movie is better. As a military brat who wasn't in the military himself, I can still see a lot of errors that make the book unrealistic. The movie is unrealistic as well, but not as much, and meant to be more comical than realistic. Go for the movie and skip the book.

  • Whacky book. Definitely from the perspective of a person not really aware of who he is. Definitely a drug addicts first hand experience. A completely warped sense of reality if you look at it closely. I'd love to talk to someone about this. The author must have created this from someone he worked with as a psychologist or something. The style of writing is odd, since it's in the second person... but that fits actually.

  • From the cover to the final page, not an iota of color exists within Buffalo Soldiers. Anyone who's lived in an army barrack during peacetime knows the direction race relations within the ranks have taken. O'Connor's chilling story leaves no doubt; the situation is worse than anyone imagined.
    Free fall. That's where Spec-4 Ray Elwood is headed, and in his less and less frequent MPC's (moments of perfect clarity) he knows it. The rest of the time, he's taking steps to get his stake and get out before the inevitable collision with the ground. He leads a sordid life, using people, dealing hard drugs on the side, flirting with heroin addiction. Yet there is something in him, some remnant of decency, the idea that he could easily change and turn himself around - and when he meets the daughter of his most dangerous enemy and they begin a relationship, we cross our fingers and hope he makes it through.
    Comparisons between Buffalo Soldiers and Joseph Heller's classic World War II novel Catch-22 are inevitable, but there really can be no comparison. O'Connor's standoffish second person narrative attempts to hold you at arm's length, but his passages slash away with such cutting, acidic wit, the story gets in close anyway. Beside the peacetime lowlifes of Buffalo Soldiers, Joseph Heller's characters were mere babes-in-arms. In Catch-22, you never quite had to take things seriously. With O'Connor, it's impossible not to, and thus Buffalo Soldiers is ultimately more meaningful. I never thought I'd say this, but Joseph Heller, who I've long revered, no longer stands alone at the top.

    Art Tirrell - author of The Secret Ever Keeps ISBN 978-1-60164-004-8 Mar 2007 Kunati Books

  • As a veteran, I loved this book. It’s a very niche time period between Vietnam and the fall of the Soviet empire. I think it describes how odd Germany was in the 80’s.

  • good book I decided to read it after i had watched the movie and i found the book to surpass my expectations.

  • turned out to be the wrong book from the one I wanted

  • I loved that book was much more Darker but really love the movie more because Joaquin Phenonix makes the protagonist more likable.

  • It's difficult to read a book seemingly exclusively inspired by Catch-22 during a time when our military is experiencing the things they are. Buffalo Soldiers attempts to take a satirical look at our armed forces during a period of relative peace to prove... I dunno, peace is hell maybe? Regardless, Buffalo Soldiers comes off badly due to the critical nature of the book itself. I'm all for holding our military accountable, but this one comes off as bad.

    Buffalo Soldiers follows peacetime soldiers stationed in Mannheim Germany, where corruption runs wilder than the mayoral office in Chicago. Drugs and smuggling runs freely as the soldiers are bored to tears.

    Yeah, not the time for such a narrative.

    To make matters worse, the author attempts to utilize a rarely-used form of narration called second-person, where the author calls a certain character "you," like "you are stationed in Germany, you are buying drugs, you are hitting yourself... why are you doing that?" It just doesn't quite work for me unless it's a choose-your-own adventure (A: You buy the drugs or B: You kill the buyer, then take his drugs or C: You do the chicken dance, run around in circles, confuse the buyer, than buy his drugs). It just makes the whole reading experience unbelievable with no way to truly relate to anything or anyone in the book.

    All in all, Buffalo Soldiers is a wrong-place-wrong-time book that isn't even written that well. I'd shelve it for some better books.