Monday, October 15, 2012
"the things they carried" nicholas nowell 10/15/12 post #2
i am almost finished with the book and have loved it. one character that i seem to relate to a lot is Norman Bowker, which is was a real person but in previous books was covered using a different name, but because of some events that took place the author got permission to finally use his real name and tell the story that really happened, without the extra "storyline" b.s he told it how it really was this time and in other books that the author wrote he may have borrowed bits and pieces and then made the rest up but this is the real and true story of what happen. i enjoy the way that Tim O'brien writes and i under it well and it seems to get through to me. my favorite chapter of this book is "Speaking of Courage" its a extremely deep chapter and its real life, it shows that things don't always turn out the way you want them to and sometimes shit happens and it doesn't go your way.the reason i liked this chapter so much is because of the way the author descirbes and goes about telling the story of Norman Bowker. and up to this point you only know little things about the characters and its really all a mytstry until you get to that next chapter in the book and then you start to put the pieces togather and understand it all.