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ISBN: 0440145465 / ISBN-13: 9780440145462

King Rat

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Set in Changi, the most notorious prisoner of war camp in Asia, King Rat is an heroic story of survival told by a master story-teller who lived ... Show synopsis

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  • King Rat (Dell Publishing Company) – Mass-market paperback (1986)
    by James Clavell

    King Rat

    Mass-market paperback, Dell Publishing Company
    1986
    English
    480 pages

    ISBN: 0440145465
    ISBN-13: 9780440145462

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

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Reviews of King Rat

Overall customer rating: 4.667
smsc

Excellent read

by smsc on Jan 14, 2010

If you have read other books by James Clavell, you will enjoy this book as well. This takes place during WWII in a POW Camp and is just a good read.

amesave

Classic story about survival

by amesave on Oct 23, 2008

I bought this book again having read it years ago. I looked beyond the basic story of the captured soldier living in a Japanese camp who uses prisoners and guards alike to run a black-market business. Instead I interpreted the theme as a means to assist the prisoners in overcoming their misery and finding a mutual cause to either overthrow or join the enterprise.

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