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Król szczurów - James Clavell
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W 1941 roku, 17-letni James Clavell, został wysłany na wojnę do Malezji. Przez wiele miesięcy ukrywał się w tropikalnej dżungli, żył w malezyjskiej wiosce. Schwytany jednak przez Japończyków trafił do obozu jenieckiego Changi w pobliżu Singapuru. Ze 150 tysięcy więźniów, którzy tu trafili,... show more
W 1941 roku, 17-letni James Clavell, został wysłany na wojnę do Malezji. Przez wiele miesięcy ukrywał się w tropikalnej dżungli, żył w malezyjskiej wiosce. Schwytany jednak przez Japończyków trafił do obozu jenieckiego Changi w pobliżu Singapuru. Ze 150 tysięcy więźniów, którzy tu trafili, przeżyło zaledwie 10 tysięcy. Pozostałych wykończyły głód i tropikalne choroby. Clavell przeżył. I właśnie to obozowe doświadczenie stało się kanwą jeg
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9788378580362
Publisher: vis-a-Vis/ Etiuda
Pages no: 482
Edition language: Polski
Series: Asian Saga (#4)
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4.0 Review of King Rat by James Clavell
Another solid book by James Clavell. I must admit, I enjoyed the first two I read by him much more (Shogun being an all-time favorite), but this book also sucked me in and made me feel like I was a part of the prison camp. This story is obviously depressing in nature as it follows a group of Allie...
MartynVHalm
MartynVHalm rated it
4.0 King Rat
My interest in Japanese culture was just blossoming when I came across this powerhouse of a book, which I have re-read since at least three times. The story, about a friendship between an American soldier and a British officer in a Japanese POW camp, and the way the two men influence one another, is...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
3.0 King Rat (Asian Saga #4)
The story about a military POW camp during WWII. Centers around one man who makes it successfully through the camp and then collapses when they are freed due to his having made the camp his world. He can't deal with starting from scratch again and climbing up again out in the real world. Not as ...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
It's not cool to praise James Clavell - and indeed, Shogun is extremely silly. I recall a couple of Japanese people cringing when I once was foolish enough to mention it (I believe they showed the series on Japanese TV). But this book, which is based on Clavell's own experiences as a World War II pr...
Cathy67
Cathy67 rated it
Great book although read so many years ago.
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