“The deer Hunter” by E. M. Corder is a great book about three young men named Michael, Steven and Nick steelworkers from the town Clairton in Pennsylvania, but they are going to the Vietnam War and this book is about what happens to them during the war and how war can affect you. The book happens between the years 1968-1973 . The Mountains 1968
The book begins just as a typical day for them at work, but it is their last day on the job because they are leaving for Vietnam two days later but that evening Steven is getting married so everyone is going to the wedding. It is a big ceremony and everyone has fun and after the wedding Michael is a bit drunk and he starts running down the street and while he is running he starts undressing himself and then he finally stops and sits down after he has been running for a while.
This was his way to let off some steam for the very last time. That evening they decided to go deer hunting first thing in the morning and they did so, it takes a while to go to the place because it is far up in to the mountains but their they have a hunting cabin and after they have arrived there they all go hunting and all of them catch a deer and Michael killed the deer with only one shot. So for the last time in their home town they all seem to have a pretty nice time The Jungle 1970
In book two you start right in the middle of the Vietnam war where Michael is lying on the ground pretending to be dead because everyone on his side is dead but some how he kills all the enemies and overtakes the situation. Then he sees an American helicopter and the helicopter lands right next to him and Steven and Nick are some of the soldiers that come out of it and they see Michael and are more than happy to see him and after they have been on the ground for a bit they are taken as prisoners along with a couple of soldiers.
When they are in the enemy fort the enemy takes two soldiers and puts them to a table with a six shooter with only one bullet in the gun and they are forced to play Russian roulette and if they do not play along they are thrown into a pit which will kill them. Now Steven and Michael are put together to the table and Steven can not handle the pressure so he is taken and thrown into the pit and it takes a while to die in the pit so it is just worse.
Now all soldiers are dead except Michael and Nick and just before they start playing Russian roulette Michael says that he wants more bullets in the gun and they agree so they are now playing the game white three bullets and Nick goes first and takes a shoot and there wasn’t a bullet and now it is Michael’s turn and he shoots at the enemy and somehow he overtakes the situation, after that he and Nick take Steven out of the pit and they flee from the place. After a while they see a friendly helicopter which is only capable of saving Nick.
Michael carries Steven to some help in the end and he has to carry him because he can not move his legs and also the left arm because he was in the pit Home 1973 Michael is now the only one returning home, Nick is assumed dead and no one knows where Steven is. Michael just returns alone home and after a while when he has been in the town for a little bit and said hello to everyone, he finds out that Steven has been talking to his wife so Michael Talks to her and finds out where Steven is and he is in a hospital and Michael goes there to get him.
Now he has talked to Steven and some one has been sending him a lot of money and Steven has no idea where the money is coming from, but it is addressed from Vietnam and Michael is very curious of who is sending Steven all that money so he goes to Vietnam and finds out who it is, it is Nick, he’s alive and he has completely lost his mind because he is playing Russian roulette for money.
Michael tries to talk him into coming home but he has completely lost his mind and this time he is not so lucky and he blows his brains out. Now in the end Nick is dead Steven finally came home from the hospital and Michael is the only whole person after the war. My conclusion about this book is that it is a great book but just a bit complicated and it does not keep your intention in the first book but in the second and third book it does more than that and there is some of action in it so it is a good book.