The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Publish date: September 23rd 2013
Publisher: Vintage Australia
Pages no: 467
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, World War II
I got this book for my birthday in 2013 or 2014, I don't remember. I had read about it on the internet and it seems a really great book. But then I was intimated by it, it's big and not the kind of book I'm used to reading. I finally decided to give it a try. It took me more than one month to read i...
I want to start this review by saying that everything I have written in it is my opinion, and is not to be taken as an absolute truth. Nor do I want to write a review that is tricksy, clever and fully of pithy put downs, either aimed at the writer or at those whose assessment of the book does not ac...
I don’t have words for this book. Seriously, the English language does not have words to describe how I felt while I was reading The Narrow Road to the Deep North. It has taken me days to write this review because I just don’t know what to say. I guess the rambling that follows is the book reviewer’...
I am writing a response to this novel - which I do for most books that I read - but I am not entirely sure that it is really a review. There are huge themes in the book that I have simply ignored here. It can't be helped though. What I write is what I feel. I cannot help being instantly suspicious...
So many stories are told about the events of WWII, but for some reason they tend to focus on what was happening in Europe and ignore the events happening across the globe. The cruelty with which the Japanese are known to have treated the nations they conquered and POWs cannot be equaled. Though they...