The Things They Carried

Author:

Tim O'Brien

Title:

The Things They Carried

Publisher:

Nataka Books Reviews: 

The Things They Carried

The emotional rawness throughout the book hits you to the core, helps you understand - just a smidgen - combat veterans. I see why this book is read in schools across America, it is an important book that everyone should read at least once. This book gets all the stars!


--review by @Hillsreads blogging at https://hillysreads.wordpress.com/

Nataka Books Full Review: 

The Things They Carried

I read this book years ago when I was in school; to reread this again especially for veterans day, just reminds me how much we do not appreciate our vets and all they have sacrificed for this country.

Tim O'Brien's book is considered fictional military/war short stories told from O'Brien's perspective. It's supposed to be a fictional war story but I truly believe there is much truth to these stories; as O'Brien explains throughout the book. We will never truly know what really happens to the soldiers who fight in combat, they truly don't know themselves what their true experiences are at times because it all happens so quickly. O'Brien does a spectacular job executing the plot in this novel, the true soldier's story that we will never truly know but there will always be some truth behind the fictional story.

The emotional rawness throughout the book hits you to the core, helps you understand - just a smidgen - combat veterans. I see why this book is read in schools across America, it is an important book that everyone should read at least once. This book gets all the stars!


--review by @Hillsreads blogging at https://hillysreads.wordpress.com/