by Tim O'Brien

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The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is considered a classic novel and can be found on many “must read” lists. What I wasn’t expecting were the beautiful words. Every time I opened the book, I’m struck again by the beautiful words.  O’Brien’s tales are short stories about the members of a platoon during the Vietnam War which takes place primarily in Vietnam and some occurring stateside.  His description of the place and of the characters is so well done that you are transported. Semi-autobiographical, this book definitely deserves its place on the “must read” lists. 

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