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If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien
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Jan 08, 12

Read from December 27, 2011 to January 08, 2012

The main them of the book centers on courage and bravery. It didn't appeal to the war aspect in terms of the details.

Clearly, Tim O'Brien was not cut out for war. That is NOT an insult. I would have probably felt the same way in this war. So, to clarify, clearly this war was not for him as it was not for a lot of people. I think most people, based on his experience of what I read, allowed them to succumb to the mindset one must have in war.

I was hoping to read more about his experiences in Vietnam rather than his inner thinking.

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Heather Mize I can't wait until you finish this so I can read it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tim O'Brien. I can't wait to see what you think of it. Maybe I'll hurry up and read July,July and then you can read that if you're interested. But you have to give it back. A very special guy bought it for me. ;)

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