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Just Read: If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O’Brien
I thought it was pretty good, but disjointed. Its more a collection of short stories that are vaguely chronological, and sometimes connected… which would be fine it it was billed that way, not as a memoir. Some chapters are good, some… not so much. There also is the mildly annoying occurrence of O’Brien retelling something that had happened as if the reader wasn’t aware of it.
Its the second Vietnam memoir I’ve read this year, which I think influences by opinion, since I so loved In Pharaoh’s Army, where the author was so good an telling an engaging story and being self-deprecating, and really drawing you in and making you care, which I didn’t get so much here. Its worth reading certainly, but don’t put it at the top of your list.
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Just Read: If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O’Brien

I thought it was pretty good, but disjointed. Its more a collection of short stories that are vaguely chronological, and sometimes connected… which would be fine it it was billed that way, not as a memoir. Some chapters are good, some… not so much. There also is the mildly annoying occurrence of O’Brien retelling something that had happened as if the reader wasn’t aware of it.

Its the second Vietnam memoir I’ve read this year, which I think influences by opinion, since I so loved In Pharaoh’s Army, where the author was so good an telling an engaging story and being self-deprecating, and really drawing you in and making you care, which I didn’t get so much here. Its worth reading certainly, but don’t put it at the top of your list.

Want more books to read, check out by Recommendations Page!



Just Read: If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O’Brien

I thought it was pretty good, but disjointed. Its more a collection of short stories that are vaguely chronological, and sometimes connected… which would be fine it it was billed that way, not as a memoir. Some chapters are good, some… not so much. There also is the mildly annoying occurrence of O’Brien retelling something that had happened as if the reader wasn’t aware of it.

Its the second Vietnam memoir I’ve read this year, which I think influences by opinion, since I so loved In Pharaoh’s Army, where the author was so good an telling an engaging story and being self-deprecating, and really drawing you in and making you care, which I didn’t get so much here. Its worth reading certainly, but don’t put it at the top of your list.

Want more books to read, check out by Recommendations Page!


   
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  1. diabsoule reblogged this from zhora-zhukov and added:
    I very much enjoyed it, I wrote several papers about it in college, it’s a very good book to do that with. I don’t think...
  2. mallninjacode reblogged this from zhora-zhukov and added:
    The Things They Carried is… interesting. It’s a perspective on the Vietnam War, and the effects of war on people who...
  3. zhora-zhukov reblogged this from diabsoule and added:
    I was told that ones better, after I had started this already though. Will check out eventually.
  4. deadmanride reblogged this from georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov
  5. scooteraz said: You should read “Grenadiers”,by Kurt Meyer.Its a really goof read that sucks you in.It’s his memories of what went on,in all his battles,in his own words.
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