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The Things They Carried
This book actually deserves 2 1/2 stars but that isn't an option. It was better than okay but I didn't really like it. I am not sure if this is an autobiographical piece or a work of fiction, and that is a bigger problem than you might think. I was never sure if the things the author wrote about happened or are just products of his imagination. My other problem is with the way the story unfolds. It is a lot like listening to a very young child, albeit one with a big vocabulary. There is no rhyme or reason as to where he will go next. He just wanders through stories, frequently referencing things that haven't happened yet as if we were supposed to know about them already. He also really only recounts about 3 stories, he just retells them over and over.
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