Tim O'Brien has been one of my favorite authors for several years. I read The Things They Carried for the first time nearly four years ago and was immediately struck by the beauty of O'Brien's writing. I never realized that I could be so moved by a single sentence. The book has truly stuck with me and remains one of my favorites. A friend recently recommended In the Lake of the Woods to me without knowing how much I already love O'Brien's work. I immediately checked it out of my school's library and immersed myself in the story of the Wades. I haven't finished it yet, but so far it is absolutely incredible.
"I never realized that I could be so moved by a single sentence" is a great sentence.