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The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, "a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees."
For fans of the movie and the series alike, here is the original version of that perfectly corrupt football game, those martini-laced mornings and sexual escapades, and that unforgettable foray into assisted if uncompleted suicide - all as funny and poignant now as they were before they became a part of America's culture and heart.
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By Trish on 02-28-14
I Wanted to Love it--and I DID!!
I was a huge fan of the M*A*S*H TV show--it still ranks as probably one of my top three favorite shows of all time. The book that started it all was as good as I hoped it would be!
I tried very hard not to expect the TV show, because I knew I would be disappointed. But this book did not disappoint--it was very entertaining. It had the kooky and quirky characters, doing whatever it took to stay sane, and alive, in the middle of a war. The sense of humor was dry and sharp. It did seem to be a series of vignettes instead of a complete novel, but that did not keep me from enjoying the book overall.
The narrator of the audiobook was wonderful--his voice and style of narration was perfect for this book. I have no complaints--loved it and highly recommend to others--
47 of 49 people found this review helpful
By Jon Crawfurd on 09-12-14
Like opening a time capsule
What a treat! I'm of an age where MASH the movie and MASH the TV program are a part of my heritage. But, I missed a lot of fun having never read the book. The reader can see the beginnings of most of the characters and plot lines that are so familiar. The reading is great: very expressive and conveys the spirit of the story. Highly recommended!
11 of 12 people found this review helpful