Share your thoughts about Tim O'Brien's Vietnam War novel The Things They Carried. What is his point? How does his style impact the effectiveness of his narrative? What issues do you have with his stance on war? Explore any aspect of the work that is meaningful to you.
Here is a picture of Tim O'Brien during his service in Vietnam. Go to this site to listen to Tim's speech about his experiences both in war and as a writer: www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WritingVietnam/obrienpreface.html