I didn't really like this book. It was slow moving and fully of too many flashbacks for my style. I guess I just didn't connect with the characters.
Great writing, very good story, funny.
A lot of characters to remember & keep straight. Found it difficult to remember who was who at times.
I love Tim O'Brien. This book takes place at a college reunion, flashing back to each main character's life "then" and coming back to present day. It is done in a very clever manner. It is also exceedingly honest and realistic. O'Brien is a gem.
I really enjoyed "The things they Carried" and figured I couldn't lose with this book. Boy, was I wrong. O'Brien continues his nostalgia-laden writing style, looking back to the days of (his?) youth. It seems the entire story is about infidelity and mid life crisis. I found myself not caring about the endless parade of characters that I couldn't begin to keep up with.
At the thirtieth anniversary of Minnesota's Darton Hall Collrgr class of 1969.Ten old friends ressemble for a July weekend of dancing,drinking,flirting,reminiscing, and regretting.