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ISBN: 0743265238 / ISBN-13: 9780743265232

Empire of the Sun

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The classic, heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Newly reissued with an ... Show synopsis

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  • Empire of the Sun (Simon & Schuster) – Trade paperback (2005)
    by J G Ballard

    Empire of the Sun

    Trade paperback, Simon & Schuster
    2005
    English
    279 pages

    ISBN: 0743265238
    ISBN-13: 9780743265232

    The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Shortfeather

Empire of the Sun

by Shortfeather on Dec 3, 2009

The book is realistic, written in the second person, and very frank without being either overly grahpic or morbid, when describing the misery and death endured as a prisoner of the Japanese in China, during WWII. There is hardly any likeness between the book and the movie. The book is reality, the movie is, at best, loosely based upon the book. The book can get almost mundane, whereas the movie is idealistic and action packed for the feel-good appeal. For someone who has traveled to or lived in the Far East, the book makes it easy to visualize the sights, smells, the flora and fauna, and the living conditions the author knew as a young boy turned teen-ager living and surviving in pre-war and WWII China. A worthwhile book to add to your library.

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