Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Things they Carried by Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien served in Viet Nam from 1968 - 1970. In this work of fiction, the author amalgamates his experiences and memories of the war into 22 short stories with themes of cowardice, guilt, shame, fear, cruelty, and death found throughout. Though these short stories are meant to be read collectively in order to fully understand the experiences of war, each individual story has an object lesson that leads the reader into the depths of the author's experiences and forces them to come to grips with the brutal and unforgiving realities of war.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3565.B75 T48 2009 , 2nd Floor, Humanities

Review submitted by Kevin Ross, Associate Dean, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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