Book Review – Going After Cacciato

Going After CacciatoGoing After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Any Tim O’Brien is fun, but this is my favorite of his. It’s lit fiction, but the kind anybody can read, not just a bunch of academics with patches on their coat’s elbows who get snotty over these kinds of things.

It’s war fiction; it’s not. It realistic and fantastic. It reads like people speak in the here-and-now. If you’re one of those who needs to “get some culture,” you can do it with Tim O’Brien instead of those older, sometimes impenetrable classics. Trust me, this one belongs on those shelves, but without the antique frills and lace.

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