Richard Flanagan


This book has quite rightly won the Man Booker Prize, but it is a harrowing read.

Everybody should read it though, because we don’t seem to know too much about the war – and the lives of the POW – in the Far East. I am not surprised that Richard Flanagan took such a long time to finish writing this book; it is poignant that his father died the day he actually completed it.

I enjoyed it very much, even though I feel it wrong to use the word “enjoy”. A memorable read.

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