Friday, 17 June 2016

Currently Reading ~ 17.06.16

A novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.

This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

I don’t really have an opinion yet, considering I just started. I read a few pages’ yesterday (10 actually), but after all the reading I’ve been doing lately, I thought I’ll take a break before starting this one.

I’ve heard great things about this book, it is a Man Booker winner after all.
Cannot wait to finally start.