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Book Review of The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
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Even though I don't normally read war memoirs or related books,I read "The Things They Carried" in one evening. I found it a very compelling read, if sometimes uncomfortable. I went to college with several returning Vietnam vets in the early 1970's, and while they all had their own experiences and tales, the commonality between their stories and O'Brien's rang very true.
Hard and poignant,this book should be required reading for all military academy freshmen and military recruits.
A companion book for Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and Coppola's movie "Apocalypse Now"
Highly recommend this book.

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