THE SUNS OF THE BADARANE by Pierre Lauer

THE SUNS OF THE BADARANE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This immobilized detente takes place in a desolate little part of the Third World called Ramador where days stretch into weeks of atrophied inactivity under the ""sun more sun Suns"" which keep the temperature around 130 unbearable degrees. Superficially (there are social and political inferences if you want to scrounge around for them) thirteen men -- mercenaries -- outsiders to be found ""wherever there's a cock-up"" -- are to hold a fort against another force vaguely identifiable as X versus Y and North versus South. They wait -- you wait -- and it's all rather trying to spend all this time learning that ""men are too fucking stupid"" and so is war. In translation from the French into English which may seem like an equally foreign language since there are words like ackers, bonzzes, morituri or gitt along with all those cock-ups and crap-ups.

Pub Date: Jan. 18th, 1971
Publisher: Morrow