The Things They Carried – Book Review

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Tim O’Brien recounts his experience of the Vietnam war in this book. The focus of the book is on author’s personal journey through the war and how he remembers it. Not only is it a visceral tale of the raw experiences of war, but also a deep look back on his relationships with his fellow soldiers. O’Brien speaks to the power of stories – laying emphasis on how one remembers events somehow blurs the lines between the actual happening and the recollection of it. A powerful, sobering read – highly recommended.

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