Michael's Reviews > Going After Cacciato

Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Dec 20, 10

bookshelves: war, book-club-literary-exploration, 1970s
Read from December 01 to 20, 2010

** spoiler alert ** It took me awhile to get use the way the book was written and when I finally did, I realized I didn't care what happened to the characters. There was nothing wrong with the story or the why this novel was written. I think it was more my fault I wasn't enjoying the book.

The book follows the story of a group of men chasing after a man who has gone AWOL (Cacciato) but it has becomes apparent that Cacciato doesn't exist, in fact this is playing out in Berlin's mind. A man, who has gone through a lot of trauma in the war and has found a physiological escape.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Going After Cacciato.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

12/02/2010 page 20
show 10 hidden updates…

Comments (showing 1-4 of 4) (4 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Kim (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kim You got it now?

Michael Finally

message 3: by Mary-Jane (new)

Mary-Jane I loved the part at the end, in which Paul Berlin and Sarkin explain their different, equally valid points of view about desertion.

Michael Mary-Jane wrote: "equally valid points of view about desertion."

The way this book was writting was really well done, and I agree with you. He is a talented writer.

back to top