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Old 10-13-2010, 12:52 PM
phineasfreak (Offline)
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'Hiroshima Joe' by Martin Booth, about a British officer who gets captured at the fall of Hong Kong and gets interned in a POW camp near Hiroshima.

I could go further with this but i wont at the risk of ruining an excellent book for anyone who chooses to read it - I will however warn you it is pretty unflinching in all senses, I read it when I was quite a bit younger and found it deeply affecting, the central protagonist is definitely an antihero but you'd have to be flint hearted not to sympathise with him.

This is not an easy read by any means and I put it in this thread for a reason, I'd be interested if anyone else has read it and what they thought.
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