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Empire of the Sun - J.G. Ballard
Empire of the Sun
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The heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War.
The heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007851966 (0007851960)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
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meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
Hmm, three or four stars? This was good, but I don't think I'll read it again. On the other hand, that particular feeling does not say that this was a mediocre book. But that personal gut reaction is what I tend to use for star ratings - four stars means I would like to or wouldn't mind reading it a...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
5.0 Empire of the Sun
for decades Ballard made his name with surrealistic, apocalyptic science fiction, supporting his widower's family, to culminate in the hypnotic 'Crash,' but perhaps never achieving true mainstream attention until 'Empire of the Sun,' a memoir about three years in Shanghai internment center under the...
chapterseldomread
chapterseldomread rated it
Startling & moving. Also rather stunned that it's semi-autobiographical. Will write more detailed review once I have had time to digest.
JulieM
JulieM rated it
4.0 Empire of the Sun
Author J.G. Ballard was a British schoolboy living in Shanghai during WWII. He was placed with his family in a Japanese civilian prison camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. His novel, Empire of the Sun is based on his experiences. The book is told through the eyes of British schoolboy Jim and ...
paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it
This is one of those awesome books that, besides having a great plot and complex main characters, have dozens of side stories to tell on every page. It just makes my head spin to think of all those lives..
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