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Friday, May 3, 2013

Book Beginnings: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

"First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha, a junior at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey."

I the first chapter, the title is taken literally, as the narrator tells us what all the soldiers physically carried. But the also carry emotional baggage and ghosts.

3 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds tempting...thanks for sharing.

Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Amber said...

I'm about 100 pages into this one. And I'm loving it!

Liberty Ann Ireland said...

Wow, sounds like a pretty serious and heavy one! Thanks for sharing!

We have posted ours for this week on Harlie's Books and hope you will drop by!!