From my list on human choice & consequence.
Who am I?
I firmly live by the saying, “Where we are in life is a direct reflection of the choices we’ve made, or failed to make.” The theme of choice and consequence has not just been a way of living but the very trope in all my novels. The beauty in showing the process of making a choice, for my characters, in their stories, brings them to life. It forces the reader to step inside that decision tree, to analyze and predict the outcome despite the unknown. We are continuously propelled into the unknown and we make choices based on the notion of understanding what those choices will mean.
Ryan's book list on human choice & consequence
Why did Ryan love this book?
Singlehandedly one of the greatest fictional books about war, Tim finds clever ways of imbuing readers with captivating characters.
Each short story gives insight into a war still misunderstood to this day.
As a veteran, I identify with the curious war stories and the unique character attributes displayed throughout them.
While cynical and the fictitious content questioned, The Things They Carried carries the weight of war and its lasting effects.