The Things They Carried
A Work of Fiction
From Library Staff
"A series of stories about the Vietnam experience, based on the author's recollections. O'Brien begins by sharing the talismans and treasures his select small band of young soldiers carry into battle."
Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness. This is a leisurely-paced book, but so descriptive and compelling that it definitely qualifies as un-put-downable.