This novel contains strong language and depicts graphic scenes of violence and sexuality. Almost a Proverb is a riveting examination of the human condition that takes the reader on an amazing journey through the jungles of Vietnam, and the psyche of a cynical, reluctant grunt nicknamed “Crazy.” This coming of age story is deeply provocative, horrifying, erotic, electric, and at times downright funny. Those who dare take this ride from beginning to end will find themselves a changed person regardless of their background, gender, or politics. This book was written in one long purging of the soul. Do you believe in ghosts? Perhaps you should.