Robert Olen Butler - A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories

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  • Vietnam: A different Angle

    Feb 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A fantastic book that makes you think.
    Cons: None

    Summary: A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler is a collection of short stories concerned with the humanization of the Vietnamese people. When I say humanization I refer to the American perspective. The American take on the Vietnamese people. ... read more

  • AMAZING

    Nov 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing writing, good stories, good plot!
    Cons: none

    Summary: This was the most amazing collection of short stories I've read in a long time. Richard Olen Butler is a Louisiana Native, male, and white. "A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain" is an awesome collection of stories all written from the ... read more

  • Robbie comes through again

    Nov 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well written, effective use of cultural tensions
    Cons: Dragged in a couple of places, but not enough to detract from quality as a whole.

    Summary: Butler accurately describes the tensions felt between and among the Vietnamese community (both in America and native Vietnam) and the effects the war had on its diverse populations. The lines drawn between the Veitnamese themselves--religious, ... read more

  • 15 stories -- all worth reading

    Nov 8, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: There is more to come
    Cons: The mirror is held to ourselves

    Summary: Robert Olen Butler has written 15 different stories about Vietnam. The stories are all linked but can be enjoyed on their own as well. It is almost ... read more

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