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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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bookshelves: 2011-2015

I'm not sure where I found out about this book so it took me by surprise. I've read a lot of war stories, but nothing about Vietnam before. This was an interesting perspective to a piece of history that I know very little about. This is a collection of short stories about the author's time in 'Nam. Some it becomes repetitive, but in a way that adds to the darkness of the subject. Some things you can't let go, they continuously loop through your head and you keep living it over and over. There were especially touching moments when he talked about his past, how he felt about being drafted, and a haunting story about a friend who went home and didn't know how to deal with no longer being in the war. This is a good piece for anyone who wants to read from the perspective of someone who was there.
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Reading Progress

October 1, 2011 – Started Reading
October 1, 2011 – Shelved
October 6, 2011 –
page 19
7.72%
October 8, 2011 –
page 90
36.59%
October 9, 2011 –
page 129
52.44%
October 10, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 13, 2016 – Shelved as: 2011-2015

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