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The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien

About this title: The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.`The Things They Carried' is, on its surface, a sequence of award-winning stories about the madness of the Vietnam War; at the same time it has the cumulative power and unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme.But while Vietnam is central to `The Things They Carried', it is not simply a book about war. It is also a book about the human heart - about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives.

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Binding: Mass-market paperback Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd, London Date published: 1991 ISBN-13: 9780006543947 ISBN: 0006543944

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Books Date published: 1991 ISBN-13: 9780140147735 ISBN: 014014773X

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A trip worth going back, Apr 26, 2016
by Lars

"It's been over 40 years since I humped the Central Highlands of Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Tim O'Brien's account of those who served in the infantry coincided with many of my experiences and how I remembered feeling at the time of my service. It didn't glorify the life of an infantryman which is not glorious on a day to day basis, rather it described the experience in a way a true grunt can relate to."

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The best writing about Vietnam I know, Aug 30, 2014
by nevermind

"I've known O'Brien's work for years, and used it in English courses. I ordered this copy for a friend who served with the Maine Corps at Khe Sanh."

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Excellent war tale, Apr 4, 2014
by Karen H

"Many times while reading this book, I had to check to make sure this was not non-fiction. It was written so well and so believably. Having grown up during this period it made me understand the other side of the war and the veterans that came back. I didn't think I would like a book of this genre but it was quite fascinating."

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Amazing, Jun 20, 2013
by Jerry H

"Very well written book that many should read to better understand the Vietnam war, because we sure didn't get the support then that all vets seem to get these days."

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War seen from a different viewpoint, Jan 17, 2013
by Robert

"The book is an interesting perspective on the emotions at play in soldiering.The writer leads us to understand people through their possessions rather than their actions. This device more than compensates for a somewhat thin story line."

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