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The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sympathizer
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It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a... show more
It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is se
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ISBN: 9781472151360
Publisher: Corsair
Pages no: 499
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Sympathizer
Well, this was a difficult book, but one we should all read, I think. The protagonist is a spy, or perhaps counter spy. He's two people in one, so to speak. The story is basically his written confession, comprising over 300 pages, to a "Commandant". So, mostly, we're guessing that he got captured by...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it
3.5 The Sympathizer
I originally selected this book from NetGalley because I saw it the same day my husband asked me to get it for him. Fast forward a year or so, and he still hasn’t read it, and I felt guilty getting an advance copy without reviewing it. Well, not really so guilty. For one thing, the list of awards th...
All about me
All about me rated it
2.0 The Sympathizer
Actual rating 2.5.I wanted to like this book. I wanted to be moved by it. But I wasn't. I'm so conflicted about the book. I can see why others have really enjoyed the book. It was interesting that much of the action happened outside of Vietnam. I also appreciated some of the writing & one of the met...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 The book requires the reader's attention. The subject matter is honest, but difficult.
Saigon has fallen. America is abandoning the South Vietnamese. Panic and pandemonium rage as they try to save themselves for they know that the Viet Cong will be brutal in their reign when they take over. With the suddenness of the evacuation, there are just not enough spaces on the transport plane...
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