[ Epub ] ➞ The Things They Carried Author Tim O'Brien – Chainnews.us

The Things They Carried In 1979, Tim O Brien S Going After Cacciato A Novel About The Vietnam War Won The National Book Award In This, His Second Work Of Fiction About Vietnam, O Brien S Unique Artistic Vision Is Again Clearly Demonstrated Neither A Novel Nor A Short Story Collection, It Is An Arc Of Fictional Episodes, Taking Place In The Childhoods Of Its Characters, In The Jungles Of Vietnam And Back Home In America Two Decades Later.

[ Epub ] ➞ The Things They Carried  Author Tim O'Brien – Chainnews.us
  • The Things They Carried
  • Tim O'Brien
  • 27 December 2018
  • 0002236036

10 thoughts on “The Things They Carried


  1. says:

    It was in the spring of 2006 and I was on patrol in Kirkuk Iraq with a unit in the 101st Airborne I had my full battle rattle on helmet, body armor, vest with extra magazines, M4 We were in the Kurdish part of the city and it was a beautiful day in the bazaar I came to love the Kurdish people, they were hardworking and resilient Many people don t know this but a percentage of Kurdish folks are red headed No kidding, fair skin like me and RED hair It was the kind of day where in the back It was in the spring of 2006 and I was on patrol in Kirkuk Iraq with a unit in the 101st Airborne I had my full battle rattle on helmet, body armor, vest with extra magazines, M4 We were in the Kurdish part of the city and it was a beautiful day in the bazaar I came to love the Kurdish people, they were hardworking and resilient Many people don t know this but a percentage of Kurdish folks are red hea...


  2. says:

    I first bought The Things They Carried at the Bruised Apple, a used bookstore and coffee shop in downtown Peekskill, New York, back in 1991 when I was fifteen years old By the time I graduated from high school a few years later I d read it so often that the pages, already brittle, were nearly worn through, entire sections underlined in pencil Loaned out and lost to a college crush years ago, a dear friend bought me a replacement copy awhile back signed to me by Tim O Brien himself This new co I first bought The Things They Carried at the Bruised Apple, a used bookstore and coffee shop in downtown Peekskill, New York, back in 1991 when I was fifteen years old By the time I graduated from high school a few years later I d read it so often that the pages, already brittle, were nearly worn through, entire sections underlined in pencil Loaned out and lost to a college crush years ago, a dear friend bought me a replacement copy awhile back signed to me by Tim O Brien himself This new copy is not quite as loveworn, but still it is cherished.The beauty of this book lies not necessarily in the war stories at its c...


  3. says:

    Awestruck may be the best way to describe how I felt upon reading this book the first time So how did I feel upon reading it the second time I just want to bow at Tim O Brien s feet while muttering a Wayne s World style I m not worthy, I m not worthy Using non linear narrative and stringing together seemingly unrelated stories into one ultimately cohesive work, O Brien achieves something that traditional narrative never could his work reflects the emotional truth of what it was like to be Awestruck may be the best way to describe how I felt upon reading this book the first time So how did I feel upon reading it the second time I just want to bow at Tim O Brien s feet while muttering a Wayne s ...


  4. says:

    These connected stories are about young men in their late teens and early twenties doing their best to carry the weight of a brutal war on their shoulders, along with dozens of pounds of field kit and weaponry They carry so much weight it is hard to even imagine how they could walk the miles they did, crossing rivers, muddy streams, up hills and down into valleys, som...


  5. says:

    The Things They Carried reads like a confession, which, I suppose, in many ways it is War is a theme in so many books, be they historical fiction, memoirs, alternate histories and I ve certainly read my fair share of them But stretching my mind back over the years right now, I struggle to recall one that has affected me quite so much Perhaps I would put it on equal footing with Drakulic s S a heartbreakng novel about the treatment of women in the female war camps during the Bosnian war The Things They Carried reads like a confession, which, I suppose, in many ways it is War is a theme in so many books, be they historical fiction, memoirs, alternate histor...


  6. says:

    I ve read reviews of this seen this book pass me by at the library, but for some reason was always reluctant to read Why Maybe just hits a little to close to home, knew many of my friends brothers who served, some lived, some of course did not My own husband was in the Air Force at this time, not sent to Vietnam, and not yet my husban...


  7. says:

    It d be a bad idea to challenge Tim O Brien to a round of Truth Or Dare because he d find a way to pick Truth, launch into a story, recant it, then make you think he really chose Dare, but in the end, you ll be pretty sure he actually told you the Truth after all Maybe That s kind of the point about this account of his time Vietnam as an infantry soldier that warns us that war stories are tricky The ones that sound true are probably lies and the ones that seem outlandish probably have a health It d be a bad idea to challenge Tim O Brien to a round of Truth Or Dare because he d find a way to pick Truth, launch into a story, recant it, then make you think he really chose Dare, but in the end, you ll be pretty sure he actually told you the Truth after all Maybe That s kind of the point about this account of his time Vietnam as an infantry soldier that warns us that war stories are tricky The ones that sound true are probably lies and the ones that seem outlandish probably have a healthy dose of truth in them By telli...


  8. says:

    See But wait way down belowand sometimes I can see Timmy skating with Linda under the yellow floodlights I m young and happy I ll never die I m skimming across the surface of my own history, moving fast, riding the melt beneath the blades, doing loops and spins, and when I take a high leap into the dark and come down thirty years later, I realize it is as Tim trying to save Timmy s life with a story.That s the last 71 words of Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried Timmy is Tim O Brien See But wait way down belowand sometimes I can see Timmy skating with Linda under the yellow floodlights I m young and happy I ll never die I m skimming across the surface of my own history, moving fast, riding the melt beneath the blades, doing loops and spins, and when I take a high leap into the dark and come down thirty years later, I realize it is as Tim trying to save Timmy s life with a story.That s the last 71 words of Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried Timmy is Tim O Brien or maybe Tim O Brien , or ma...


  9. says:

    I took a short story writing class for kicks a while back On the first day, the professor recommended two books Mystery and Manners by Flannery O Connor and this book by Tim O Brien I promptly bought both Then I just as promptly set them aside to read something flashy I am glad I waited until after the class to read this one Otherwise, I would have quit the class immediately and never written so much as a grocery list ever again This book is genius The story about the girl with a necklac I took a short story writing class for kicks a while back On the first day, the professor recommended two books Mystery and Manners by Flannery O Connor and this book by Tim O Brien I promptly bought both Then I just as promptly set them aside to read something flashy I am glad I waited until after the class to read this one Otherwise, I would have quit the class immediately and never written so much as a grocery list ever again This book is genius The story about the girl with a necklace of tongues blew my mind It has been months, and I still think about it And the guy drowning in a field of poop It s hard to forget as well.Most of the book I wanted to take O Brien by the shoulders and demand to know exactly what s true and what s f...


  10. says:

    Admired Tim O Brien s writing since I first read Going after Cacciato several years ago that book has long been one of my favorites The Things They Carried is a different kind of book, but it shares with Going after Cacciato a powerful sense of how it feels for a soldier to be at war O Brien doesn t debate ...

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