The Things They Carried (Paperback)
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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 25/07/1991
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The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

'The Things They Carried' is, on its surface, a sequence of award-winning stories about the madness of the Vietnam War; at the same time it has the cumulative power and unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme.

But while Vietnam is central to 'The Things They Carried', it is not simply a book about war. It is also a book about the human heart - about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006543947
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


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'One of the best war books of this century, an unflinching attempt to illuminate both its obscene physical brutality and the terrible mental overload' Guardian

'A thrilling and beautiful distillation of everything that has been thought, felt, or said about the Vietnam War and its long afterburn. A heartbreaking and healing masterpiece; time will make it a classic' Michael Herr, author of Dispatches

'Essential...O'Brien captures the war's pulsating rhythms and nerve-racking dangers...a stunning performance. The overall effect of these original tales is devastating' New York Times

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“The Things They Carried”

This is the second O'Brien book I've read afer "Combat zone.." and I can say I'll be reading more of him.The connected stories collected together in his volume are quiet something. The... More

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“The Things They Carried”

Tim always does a good job of putting across the madness of war, the courage of battle and also the fear and comradeship. This book states it is a work of fiction but as always Tim has drawn upon his own experience... More

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Max Lynn

“Haunting.”

The Things They Carried is an accurate glimpse into the Vietnam war given to you by somebody who was there. Some of the stories don't need action, they don't need people going into the jungle guns blazing to... More

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