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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien I will have to come back later and actually write my review. This certainly was not a bad book, but to say that I liked it, doesn't seem quite right. Perhaps it is the topic, I'm not sure. I do know that I am looking at my husband who was in Vietnam for 18 months and feeling very sorry that he was a part of this experience.

I realize that I never came back to update this review. It is now a year after I read it and it is still with me. So, to say this is a powerful book may be an understatement.

I wondered if my husband would be interested in this book and he stopped reading after the first few pages. He has never really talked much about his experience during the war and I suppose that this book made everything just too real.

I am doing something that I don't do and that is changing my rating from 3 stars to 4. I recommend this to anyone with any interest in the Vietnam War.