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What I Carried: Reading Tim O'Brien in a Combat Zone

As part of my job, I was surrounded by stories. Exhausted men coming back from a hard day patrolling neighborhoods. TV news coverage of smoking craters.

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The Quivering Pen: What I Carried: Reading Tim O'Brien in a Combat Zone

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I've never been one to go with the flow. If I was a salmon, I'd be swimming downstream. I'm a guy who'd run the Iditarod while standing backwards on the ...

Advance emails reminded everyone of their responsibilities. The store set up an attractive display table on the main traffic corridor.

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

Every year for years the mayor's been the judge for the pickled herring contest and has never been able to admit he can't stand pickled herring.

Congratulations to Ian Hilgendorf, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg.

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Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

Author of The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien recounts his time spent during

In this season of gratitude, I have 1,000 reasons to be thankful for James Mustich. As the co-founder of the legendary mail-order catalog A Common Reader, ...

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And not just any old books—these were truly old books: 1943 Modern Library volumes of Aristotle, Herodotus and Plato. Then, the cream of ...

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The Things They Carried chapter 1. Tim O'Brien

Tim Obrien War Experiences | ... written about the Vietnam War with the eloquence

Gary didn't talk much about the war when he got home, in 1971. The war was winding down, but war is war. If you're fighting, you're fighting.

When it came to reading, however, I surprised even myself in 2014 with the statistics of my book log. Regular readers of The Quivering Pen may remember ...

... which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first rejection to the moment of holding their ...

Congratulations to Ben Brody, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter and The Great War by Joe Sacco.

Regular readers of The Quivering Pen may remember my early sneak peek at Joe Sacco's The Great War at the beginning of summer. Well, now the publication day ...

My first recipient is excited (or maybe just over-caffeinated?)

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For me, one of the most agonizing of all the one-book authors I've read is Jon Billman. A recent comment from one of this blog's readers got me to thinking, ...

The Things I Carried in Iraq included Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, Agatha Christie, and, yes, a copy of The Things They ...

Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world.

Soldiers at Camp Taqqadum in Habbaniyah Iraq, are served Thanksgiving dinner. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gary Silverman)

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... which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first rejection to the moment of holding their ...

Along with the book, the publisher will also include a special reader's kit which includes a discussion guide, recipe cards, and tattoos.

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Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

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Vietnam War fiction has been done, re-done, and nearly done to death. You would need multiple hands to count all the great works which have burned large ...

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Soft-spoken yet urgent, it is a full-color snapshot of a dark hour in a dark time, and we readers find ourselves immersed in its reality.

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This week, I'm giving away five copies of The Heart You Carry Home, the new novel by Jennifer Miller, author of The Year of the Gadfly.

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I didn't call it out like cadence at the 6th Infantry Division's daily physical training. Instead, I concentrated on the poetry of pushups like any good, ...

When filling out the Bookstore of the Month questionnaire, staff members at Flyleaf Books wrote, "If it can be printed on paper, consider us interested.

E is for My Editor at Grove/Atlantic: The first time I spoke with Peter Blackstock on the phone, I could barely understand one out of every three words ...

Good stories do not resolve the mysteries of the human spirit but rather describe and expand upon those mysteries.--Tim O.

A awfully beautiful book about war. I love the fact that the author says that

Panorama City, Wilson's second novel, was one of the best, most unique novels I read this year. It's dominated by the unforgettable ...

I've always said my best years in the Army were the nine my family and I spent in Alaska. Spread across two tours of duty—with an interim three years at ...

Tom Dowling, San Francisco Examiner The integrity of a novel and the immediacy of an

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If Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim wasn't already on my longlist of "Classics I Need to Read," Luke Pearson's cover for the new Penguin edition (above) would ...

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If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien. He should have waited before writing this memoir, which paled in comparison with his ...

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Here are my favorite reading experiences of the past year--limiting myself to books published in 2012--presented in random order:

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

The upstairs office

Still one of my favorite books of all time - The Things They Carried by Tim

Tim O'Brien is an American novelist well known for writing about the Vietnam War in the book Going After Cacciato. But you haven't read a true ...

Notice the copy of Still Writing which is close at hand

His language is simple no tricks, no phony subtlety, no artistic twists. The

... which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first rejection to the moment of holding their ...

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Instead of writing about war, Tim O'Brien writes through it, unpacking the psychological baggage borne by confused and courageous soldiers.

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I lift my fingers, bring them down on the keys, and the quiet of the day is sweetly, blissfully broken.

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But the various dislocations of my life kept leading me back toward the voices, images, and obsessions which inspired the first two of my unplanned trilogy ...

This inspiring anthology is the first to convey the rich experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words--from the ...

What I Carried: Reading Tim O'Brien in a Combat Zone

As part of my job, I was surrounded by stories. Exhausted men coming back from a hard day patrolling neighborhoods. TV news coverage of smoking craters.

The Quivering Pen: Sunday Sentence: Wild Life by Kathy Fish

The Quivering Pen: What I Carried: Reading Tim O'Brien in a Combat Zone

The Quivering Pen: Sunday Sentence: “Gun Notes” by David Huddle

Advance emails reminded everyone of their responsibilities. The store set up an attractive display table on the main traffic corridor.

I've never been one to go with the flow. If I was a salmon, I'd be swimming downstream. I'm a guy who'd run the Iditarod while standing backwards on the ...

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

Every year for years the mayor's been the judge for the pickled herring contest and has never been able to admit he can't stand pickled herring.

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

The Quivering Pen: Friday Freebie: The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan, Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson, and The Death of Bees by Lisa O' ...

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

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In this season of gratitude, I have 1,000 reasons to be thankful for James Mustich. As the co-founder of the legendary mail-order catalog A Common Reader, ...

Congratulations to Ian Hilgendorf, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg.

And not just any old books—these were truly old books: 1943 Modern Library volumes of Aristotle, Herodotus and Plato. Then, the cream of ...

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At the Powell's blog, Merritt Tierce, whose debut novel Love Me Back is about a waitress addicted to sex and cocaine, talks about how she's been confronted ...

Gary didn't talk much about the war when he got home, in 1971. The war was winding down, but war is war. If you're fighting, you're fighting.

Tim Obrien War Experiences | ... written about the Vietnam War with the eloquence

... which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first rejection to the moment of holding their ...

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Congratulations to Ben Brody, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter and The Great War by Joe Sacco.

When it came to reading, however, I surprised even myself in 2014 with the statistics of my book log. Regular readers of The Quivering Pen may remember ...

Regular readers of The Quivering Pen may remember my early sneak peek at Joe Sacco's The Great War at the beginning of summer. Well, now the publication day ...

The Things I Carried in Iraq included Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, Agatha Christie, and, yes, a copy of The Things They ...

For me, one of the most agonizing of all the one-book authors I've read is Jon Billman. A recent comment from one of this blog's readers got me to thinking, ...

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Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Soldiers at Camp Taqqadum in Habbaniyah Iraq, are served Thanksgiving dinner. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gary Silverman)

... which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first rejection to the moment of holding their ...

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Along with the book, the publisher will also include a special reader's kit which includes a discussion guide, recipe cards, and tattoos.

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Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

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Soft-spoken yet urgent, it is a full-color snapshot of a dark hour in a dark time, and we readers find ourselves immersed in its reality.

Is the promotional video for Sam Wasson's new biography of choreographer Bob Fosse the best book trailer of the year? As Fosse himself would likely say, ...

Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried. Great book The Things They Carried,

Vietnam War fiction has been done, re-done, and nearly done to death. You would need multiple hands to count all the great works which have burned large ...

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

Author of The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien recounts his time spent during

My first public reading was back in college. I started out, as I always do, by shouting at the audience. The boom of my voice made several of the college ...

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This week, I'm giving away five copies of The Heart You Carry Home, the new novel by Jennifer Miller, author of The Year of the Gadfly.

Booklover. The Things They Carried ...

Good stories do not resolve the mysteries of the human spirit but rather describe and expand upon those mysteries.--Tim O.

The first time I got a book contract, it was for three books to be published by Eraserhead Press. I was beyond ecstatic, especially because I'd sold a ...

Chasing Spiders With a Pen: Gary Reilly's War

The Quivering Pen

When filling out the Bookstore of the Month questionnaire, staff members at Flyleaf Books wrote, "If it can be printed on paper, consider us interested.

The Quivering Pen: Sunday Sentence: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

I've always said my best years in the Army were the nine my family and I spent in Alaska. Spread across two tours of duty—with an interim three years at ...

E is for My Editor at Grove/Atlantic: The first time I spoke with Peter Blackstock on the phone, I could barely understand one out of every three words ...

Tom Dowling, San Francisco Examiner The integrity of a novel and the immediacy of an

The Quivering Pen

Panorama City, Wilson's second novel, was one of the best, most unique novels I read this year. It's dominated by the unforgettable ...

A awfully beautiful book about war. I love the fact that the author says that

If Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim wasn't already on my longlist of "Classics I Need to Read," Luke Pearson's cover for the new Penguin edition (above) would ...

Still one of my favorite books of all time - The Things They Carried by Tim

B is for Barnes & Noble: I will forever be grateful to B&N for selecting Fobbit to be part of their Discover Great New Writers program.

14 Quotes from Books About War

Bookfoolery : The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (#1 for Vietnam Reading Challenge)

Here are my favorite reading experiences of the past year--limiting myself to books published in 2012--presented in random order:

A Few Notes (and Footnotes) on "The Pale King"

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien. He should have waited before writing this memoir, which paled in comparison with his ...

I'm so thankful we no longer have to scrape the pointy end of burnt sticks across the flat surfaces of rocks.

The upstairs office

His language is simple no tricks, no phony subtlety, no artistic twists. The

I read the book in an evening--so irresistible and satisfying was it, I kept turning the pages.” (Christine Schutt, author of Pure Hollywood)

Tim O'Brien is an American novelist well known for writing about the Vietnam War in the book Going After Cacciato. But you haven't read a true ...

Aerialists by Mark Mayer (Bloomsbury)

... which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first rejection to the moment of holding their ...

Tim O'Brien is an American novelist well known for writing about the Vietnam War in the book Going After Cacciato. But you haven't read a true ...

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I'm very excited to offer up copies of two new novels: Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt and The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan. One lucky reader will win ...

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

Think Kindles, Nooks and iPads are new toys for the reader? Hardly! Check out the contraption from 1935 which appeared in Everday Science and Mechanics.

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

Afraid of the Machine: Technophobia in Modern Literature

But if Coleman had said any of that, would it have been encouraging? A writer needs encouragement, maybe more than a banker needs encouragement.

The Quivering Pen: Soup and Salad: Junot Diaz' Silences, Antoine Wilson's Voice

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I doubt my literary intake will be as great next year (though I do hope to make a dent in my Essentials List). Instead, I hope to be creating worlds of my ...