My enjoyment rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book source: Nook
Objectionable material: Language; graphic descriptions of war
What do you carry? A purse? A cell phone? 20 lbs of post pregnancy weight 6 years later? A toddler? Emotional baggage?
None of those compare to the equipment carried by our soldiers during a time of conflict.
In Tim O'Brien's, The Things They Carried, Tim weaves stories based on his personal experience as a soldier in Vietnam, with reimaginings of what it was like to be a foot soldier in the jungles of southeast Asia.
A work of fiction - yes. But his stories are so vivid, detailed, and raw, that I was completely fooled as to their authenticity. I thought I was reading a memoir.
I've completed my trifecta of war books: Code Name Verity (WWII), A Duty to the Dead (WWI), and now, The Things They Carried (Vietnam).
It's time for a romance.