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The Things They Carried : Flamingo Ser. - Tim O'Brien

The Things They Carried

Flamingo Ser.

Paperback Published: 4th July 1991
ISBN: 9780006543947
Number Of Pages: 256

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The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

‘The Things They Carried' is, on its surface, a sequence of award-winning stories about the madness of the Vietnam War; at the same time it has the cumulative power and unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme.

But while Vietnam is central to ‘The Things They Carried', it is not simply a book about war. It is also a book about the human heart – about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives.


Personal account of the Vietnam War


A veteran's account of his time in the Vietnam War and the other men in his platoon. It felt honest and raw and was a good read. Recommended.

Sydney, AU

The Things They Carried

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`One of the best war books of this century, an unflinching attempt to illuminate both its obscene physical brutality and the terrible mental overload' Guardian

`A thrilling and beautiful distillation of everything that has been thought, felt, or said about the Vietnam War and its long afterburn. A heartbreaking and healing masterpiece; time will make it a classic' Michael Herr, author of Dispatches

`Essential...O'Brien captures the war's pulsating rhythms and nerve-racking dangers...a stunning performance. The overall effect of these original tales is devastating' New York Times

ISBN: 9780006543947
ISBN-10: 0006543944
Series: Flamingo Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th July 1991
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.18