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Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

A wonderfully written story of the men who fought in Vietnam and the burdens they carried with them. Part of this story describes in vivid detail the physical objects that these men packed around. The lists of items seem like overkill to list in such detail, but it works by forcing the reader to really see what these soldiers carried. Another part of this story shows the inanimate objects that they carried: love for women waiting back home, sorrow, anxiety, etc. A great read!

2 comments:

Rodrigo said...

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shersy said...

I caught on pretty quickly that the story revolved around the death of the one soldier - the language was distracting - and I ended up skipping through the story - I did read the end. I renewed the book again - so I have it for a couple more weeks!