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King Rat


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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Overall customer rating: 4.667

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.


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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