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The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
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read this book in high school.. really good
read this book in high school.. really good
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780767902892 (0767902890)
Publisher: Broadway
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.0 'The Things They Carried' by Tim O'Brien
Nearly 40 pages into my used copy of The Things They Carried I found a large post-it note with the words "Start here" scribbled in small print at the very top. It's the point where the novel, which till then seems to stick to the premise of viewing the Vietnam War by examining the things U.S. soldie...
Dem rated it
4.0 The Things They Carried
The things they carried by Tim O Brien is a collection of twenty-two stories chronicling the author's recollections of his time as a soldier in the Vietnam War. About one third ways through the book I realised that this account was not entirely based on fact and that some of the stories were ficti...
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3.0 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated bibles, each other. And if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarish war that history is only beginning to absorb. Since its first publication, The Things They Carried has become an...
Literary Sara
Literary Sara rated it
Every bit as masterful and moving as I had been promised it would be.
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5.0 The Things They Carried
Typically, I would never read a “war story”. Definitely out of my wheelhouse. This is not a war story. It is an emotionally charged character study of the human spirit told thru the combining of several short vignettes. Funny at times, tragic and disturbing in others, Tim O’Brien nails this one with...
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