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About the Author
Tim O’Brien was born in Minnesota and served as a foot soldier in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, and after graduate studies at Harvard worked as a reporter for the Washington Post. When ‘If I Die in a Combat Zone’ was published in 1973, it established him as one of the leading American writers of his generation, a status that was confirmed when ‘Going After Cacciato’ won the National Book Award for fiction. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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Originally published in 1975, Tim O'Brien's debut novel demonstrates the emotional complexity and enthralling narrative tension that later earned him the National Book Award. At its core is the relationship between two brothers: one who went to Vietnam and one who stayed at home. As the two brothers struggle against an unexpected blizzard in Minnesota's remote north woods, what they discover about themselves and each other will change both of them for ever. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File size : 680 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 370 pages
- Publisher : Fourth Estate; New Ed edition (24 September 2015)
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00RSOWCRK
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,367,411 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So long windedReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 January 2019
Read his other books this seems to be padded out
Great author, awful bookReviewed in the United States on 5 February 2020
I’ve read all of his work, and thoroughly enjoyed most, however this is easily his worst novel. A combination of early career writing, no discernible plot or action, thoroughly unlikeable (and unrelatable) characters topped off with a truly obnoxious theme or characters repeating their comments 2, 3, 4 times, over and over and over. Painful to finish this one. Highly recommend his other novels however (Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried, In The Lake of the Woods).
Another solid novelReviewed in the United States on 24 October 2020
A good read. I got this for my senior English research paper and it was just as good as the other books I’ve ready by him.
Getting better by the bookReviewed in the United States on 18 September 2019
I appreciate this guy. He’s turned full-in “literary.” I went to college with a Nam Vet who wanted to grow up to be this sort of author. Love this stuff.
I was enthralled by the harsh reality of survival in ...Reviewed in the United States on 11 August 2014
I was enthralled by the harsh reality of survival in the wilderness with only skis and a backpack. I kept wanting to anticipate how the two brothers would be rescued, but more days of struggle increased the tension and delayed my resolution to the extent I could not put this book down.