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Going After Cacciato
Going After Cacciato | Tim O'Brien
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales."So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars.In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.Now with Extra Libris material, including a readers guide and bonus contentFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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kaysworld1
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Hello and thank you to @britt_brooke your book arrived and it sounds like a great read. 📚📦📮🤗

#litsymail #litsyfriends #bookmail #readingbooks

That-Bookish-Hiker Unfortunately I can‘t take the credit for this book because I didn‘t send it. But whoever sent it has great taste! Tim O‘Brien is a great writer! I read two of his books in high school and loved them. 2mo
kaysworld1 @That-Bookish-Hiker Well that's embarrassing I tagged the wrong person 🤦 do apologize 🤪 2mo
britt_brooke 🤗 Hope you enjoy! So happy it arrived safely! 2mo
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britt_brooke
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Congratulations @kaysworld1 @Megabooks and @Macker11 ! Please send your mailing information to brittany.seibert@gmail.com and I will get these out in the next few days.

💛 Thanks a bunch for entering my #dollarscoregiveaway ! 💛

LeahBergen Dang! I forgot to enter! 😆😆😆 2mo
kaysworld1 Omg I won something! 🥳😲 2mo
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merelybookish You are a great Litten! ♥️ 2mo
Megabooks No way!! I can‘t believe I won!! Thank you!! 😁😁❤️ 2mo
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britt_brooke @merelybookish You are so sweet - thank you! 💚 2mo
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Macker11 Yay! Thank you so much! 2mo
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Macker11
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britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 💚 2mo
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britt_brooke
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💥 GIVEAWAY REMINDER 💥

👋🏻 Free books over here. Y‘all. I have 5 copies of this brilliant novel. Don‘t you want to give one of these beauties a new home? Don‘t you trust me? 💁🏼‍♀️😆 If you‘ve read The Things They Carried, you‘ll appreciate this as well.

TO ENTER: Repost this photo with #dollarscoregiveaway and tag me.

Open to all. Winners announced Friday, September 20.

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Megabooks
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Thanks so much for the #dollarscoregiveaway @britt_brooke !! ❤️❤️ For more information on her generous share, head to her posts!

britt_brooke 🤗 Thanks for entering, Meg! 🤞🏻 2mo
Megabooks @britt_brooke Thanks for the giveaway! 2mo
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kaysworld1
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#DollarScoreGiveaway
Thanks to @britt_brooke for her kindness 🤟❣️ #giveaway 📚🍷

britt_brooke 🤗 Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 2mo
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britt_brooke
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💥 GIVEAWAY 💥

Went to Dollar Tree for party supplies, came home with 6 copies of this brilliant Tim O‘Brien! I‘m keeping one for my collection (and eventual reread) and giving away 5. If you‘re interested, here‘s how to enter:

👉🏻 Repost this photo using the hashtag #dollarscoregiveaway and please tag me so I don‘t miss your entry.

Open to all Littens! Winners will be announced Friday, September 20. 💛

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KimHM
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I picked up this 1978 reprint from the free shelf at work. Not sure how someone could let it go, but maybe it was a duplicate. In some ways, Cacciato is a first draft of the perfect and transcendent The Things They Carried but that only makes it more worthwhile. 4.5 🌟

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britt_brooke
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Just noticed this #ebookdeal. This is such a great book, you guys. You know you want to snatch it up! #recommendsday

britt_brooke @ReadOrDieRachel You won‘t regret it! 💚 2y
EvieBee Thank you! Heard about this one on the What Should I Read Next podcast. 2y
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britt_brooke @EvieBee That‘s so awesome! It‘s really good. 💚 I should really reread it one day. The Things They Carried and If I Die in a Combat Zone, both also by O‘Brien are excellent, too. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Love this book so much! I read a ton of O‘Brien in high school and then he ended up being our Convocation speaker my sophomore year in college. I got to meet him and get several books signed! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk My favorite is probably 2y
britt_brooke @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Wow, That is so cool! And I haven‘t read The Nuclear Age, so thank you! 2y
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Mmlindquist15
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Ok hear me out: I love Tom O'Brien's writing and his previous work. But I will tell you that trying to read this book in a week will be terribly difficult. It is written so that you have to take your time and follow the characters and piece together the story while reading.

Mmlindquist15 Just wanted to say that this book IS NOT bad writing. Please read this book if given a month to do so 3y
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britt_brooke
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#bookssetinasia: Six important, excellent Vietnam War books. Two are fiction, 4 are non. I recommend them all. #somethingforsept

kspenmoll I have only read The Things They Carried when in my son's HS curriculum. So important to be read & discussed. Read in my districts HS as well. 3y
britt_brooke @kspenmoll Such an excellent book. I'm so happy it's being read in school. 3y
mauveandrosysky I love Tim O'Brien so much ❤️ 3y
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StephAuteri
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Thought I'd do a re-read and then I flipped this open and was instantly transported back 13 years, to when I met O'Brien at the Boston Public Library. I was madly in love with everything he published, but this ended up being my favorite.

britt_brooke His books are so good. So good. 3y
StephAuteri @brittbrooke9 : I KNOW. Read The Things They Carried in a college short story and essay workshop and have been hooked ever since. 3y
britt_brooke I've read that one, too, and If I Die in a Combat Zone. All excellent. 👍🏻 @StephAuteri 3y
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