His latest novel is the widely acclaimed Trapeze [UK title: The Girl Who Fell From The Sky].
Mawer named five of his favorite war novels for the Telegraph. One title on the list:
Every one of these writers [on the list] experienced war at first hand and, amid the misery of death and destruction, each managed to find humour of a kind.Read about the other novels on the list.
The tradition continues among living writers: The Things They Carried (1990) is a remarkable collection of intertwined narratives in which Tim O’Brien explores the boundaries between truth and fiction while telling stories drawn directly from his own experience in Vietnam. So it goes.
The Things They Carried is among Olen Steinhauer's six favorite books and one of Roger “R.J.” Ellory's five favorite human dramas. Melinda L. Pash, author of In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War, says The Things They Carried changed her life.
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The Page 69 Test: Trapeze.
My Book, The Movie: Trapeze.