11. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Helen, Historical Fiction

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, 246 pages, read by Helen, on 08/30/2012

They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated bibles, each other. And if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarish war that history is only beginning to absorb. Since its first publication, The Things They Carriedhas become an unparalleled Vietnam testament, a classic work of American literature, and a profound study of men at war that illuminates the capacity, and the limits, of the human heart and soul.

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