Friday, February 11, 2011

The Things They Carried

I haven't talked to y'all in ... a year!

Have completed holiday recovery mode. Much fun for the past six weeks. Read a few good books too. Have not read as much about the Vietnam War as I should have, but I can't imagine reading a book on the subject better than this one. Written in 1990 by Tim O'Brien, who is a writing stud and you'll just have to read it. Just over 200 pages. The first lines:

"First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha, a junior at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey. They were not love letters, but Lieutenant Cross was hoping, so he kept them folded in plastic at the bottom of his rucksack."

Enjoyed the break and it's good to see you again...