The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 25/07/1991
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop

Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780006543947
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried
This is the second O'Brien book I've read afer "Combat zone.." and I can say I'll be reading more of him.The connected stories collected together... READ MORE
Richard Bramich
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried
Tim always does a good job of putting across the madness of war, the courage of battle and also the fear and comradeship. This book states it is a work of... READ MORE
Neil Bailey