Tag Archives: Tim O’Brien

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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Thank You To All Who Serve

I took this photo on Veterans Day, 2008, after watching an outdoor concert given by the USMC band in NYC. “They carried USO stationery and pencils and pens. They carried Sterno, safety pins, trip flares, signal flares, spools of wire, … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Things They Carried’ (Tim O’Brien)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien. Fiction? Journalism? Reportage? Memoir? Do we really care? I don’t. But lots of people seem to reallllllly care about those labels. As we have seen time and time … Continue reading

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The Books: “Going After Cacciato” (Tim O’Brien)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Going After Cacciato, by Tim O’Brien. Jean was the one who turned me on to Tim O’Brien – or, should I say, she demanded in no uncertain terms that I read Going After Cacciato and … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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Books: History List

Taking my cue from Critical Mass, here is my compilation of favorite history, biography, and historical fiction. Criteria for books chosen is thus: The books chosen must be well written, and one does not need to have a lot of … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Fiction

And now for the Fiction recommendations. (See the Non-Fiction ones below) Choosing books out of all the books I love is rather torturous for me. So this is an impulsive, scanning-the-bookshelves-with-mine-eyes and writing titles down spur-of-the-moment kind of list. Here … Continue reading

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