Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Things They Carried -- Tim O'Brien -- Book Review

A fascinating series of vignettes from a 43 year old man who spent time humping (walking all day or all night) in Vietnam. He saw a lot of death and destruction. He was responsible for one death that haunts him to this day. He mixes in research and a bit of fiction when it suits him. The book horrifies, amuses and once in a while (like the ending) rips your heart out.

A very worthy read.

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