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Book Review of The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
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This book is a vivid account of one man's experience in the Vietnam War. Like all war stories it is filled with violence, courage, fear, and the absurdity that war is. What sets this book apart is the immediacy and intimacy of the storyteller to the story itself. The book may make you laugh, may surprise you, but always goes to the heart of the matter and speaks to the horror that is war, yet touches you with the friendships that are built in the midst of pain. These men can laugh, make jokes, actually must make jokes in order to survive. A must read for anyone wanting to understand what war is like.


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