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Book Review of The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
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Tim O'Brien, a Vietnam vet, wrote a chilling set of recollections in 1990 - of wartime atrocities, his childhood, how he nearly became a draft dodger, how he survived the war and some of his comrades didn't, of the bonds and nightmares vets share. O'Brien bares all, he dwells on ugly episodes that caused him shame, divulges how war's atrocities affect family and other loved ones of vets. Reading this makes me want to find a vet to listen to - to share some burden, do some therapy, pay some tribute.


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