Recently Broadway Books reissued four of Tim O’Brien’s novels: If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1973), Northern Lights (1975), Going After Cacciato (1978), and Tomcat in Love (1998). O’Brien is probably best known for his novel/linked story collection The Things They Carried, which I’ve loved for a long time and wrote about in the early days of this blog (here). These reissues have given me a good excuse to go back to O’Brien and see what else he’s been up to (I’ve been particularly interested in Going After Cacciato).

I’m happy to say that Broadway Books sent me an extra copy of each, and I’m going to give away those four books to one person.


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By |2014-06-10T13:33:21+00:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |8 Comments


  1. Lee Monks June 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I also loved The Things They Carried: we had to read it as part of our American Lit strand and even amongst all the other heavyweight stuff it stood out. Did you see that Bryan Cranston did the audiobook a few months ago?

  2. Trevor Berrett June 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    No, I didn’t see that, Lee, but it is surely worth checking out! Did you read the full novel or just the title story? The title story is widely anthologized and certainly stands on its own.

  3. Lee Monks June 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    No the whole thing: and I won’t forget it in a hurry. The four that I still even remember where I read them and how instantly impactful they were are this, Huck Finn, Ham on Rye and Howl. I would struggle to recall the rest of the list.

  4. Michael June 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Trevor: Going After Cacciato is definitely worth checking out. It’s an audacious, disorienting read.

  5. Jason June 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Is the giveaway over?

  6. Trevor Berrett June 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    No, it isn’t Jason, though it seems the entry form has disappeared. I’ll go try to fix it.

  7. Trevor Berrett June 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Okay, it’s back up — and my apologies to everyone who tried to enter while it was down.

  8. Trevor Berrett June 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    The winner is Will Nediger! Will, send me your mailing address so I can send you the books!

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