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Too many characters in too little lead time lead to a book that is disappointing, and yet worth reading.
The strength of the book lies in how O'Brien introduces the characters and their interwoven stories throughout the remainder of the book.
I'm gonna just get to the point and state that I absolutely abhor the women in this book (except for two).
Never read, so I can't review it. The person I gave it to seems to like it and completed the book.Published 2 months ago by Morris Mack
From 1969 to the year 2000, many things have changed. A thirty year reunion, pushed back to 31 years due to a forgetful class secretary, reunites alumni from Darton Hall College... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter K> Huber
I'm very surprised this book only has an overall customer rating of 3.5 stars on Amazon. I first read this novel about five years ago, and I recently began to once more read the... Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by G. Denick
Tim O'Brien is a great writer & I really love his subject matter. This book deals with the fading generation of the 1960's, those that lived through it and who are now meeting up... Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by L. V. Sage
Tim O'brien is a great writer and I think this is one of his strongest works. I've read it several times and am constantly pushing it on people to read. Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by B. Levine
In the post-Vietnam genre of American literature, Tim O'Brien's work sets a high standard. Those readers expecting "The Things They Carried II" or another book in the same mold... Read morePublished on October 28, 2009 by JMack
July July works better if looked at as a collection of solid short stories. There is no such thing as "weak" O'Brien story-writing. Read morePublished on May 3, 2009 by Glenn Miller
I have read with dismay some of the negative reviews of this amazing text. Frankly, I don't get it. I am not a product of the Vietnam generation (I am 30) but that is not the... Read morePublished on June 28, 2008 by B. Wilfong
As the old saying goes, Tim O'Brien has nothing to say, but he says it very well.
The setting is cliche'ed - the 30 year reunion of the Class of '69 full of stock... Read more