One of the author's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienRead about another novel on Steinhauer's list.
Is this Vietnam War book a story collection or a novel? Is it autobiography or fiction? Is its subject soldiering or fiction writing? A virtuoso, metafictional performance that poses more questions than it answers, The Things They Carried ends up becoming quite possibly America's greatest war novel.
The Things They Carried is one of Roger “R.J.” Ellory's five favorite human dramas.