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I had seen this movie many years ago then someone told me I should read the book.
Thus Ballard's distinct life experience leads to one of the most fascinating and terrifying stories you are likely to find on the horrors and miseries of war.
The story is a great look through a child's eyes at the WWII experience in Eastern China for British citizens captured by the Japanese.
So I had to read a book over the summer for social studies, and this book was one of my choices. I tried reading it and I had to read the first chapter 6 times before I could sorta... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I first saw the movie starring a very young Christian Bale and the excellent John Malkovich multiple times over 20 years ago. Read morePublished 25 days ago by LissaR
Empire of the Sun is one of my favorite films of all times--in my top 10 for sure; however, I am so glad that I decided to read the novel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Transterrra
Empire of the Sun by Ballard is a phenomenal book. I've read it a couple times and haven't read it since it got here. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I had seen the movie several times, but the book is much more graphic. If you thought you knew the war years, you better read this novel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lois R. Rolston
Recommend this book. Based on history. Moves you along from chapter to chapter. Great characters. Want to add this to my permanent book collection. Great movie too.Published 2 months ago by Martha Wright
The author, born in Shanghai, China, in 1930, explains in the Foreword that this novel is based on his experiences during World War Two, during which he was interned from 1942 to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Angel Lover
Superior account of WWII through the eyes of a child .... The fight for freedom in the Far East is seldom recounted in more vivid detail . Read morePublished 4 months ago by Judy Moore
Thought-provoking story. I really enjoyed this book. Makes me want to learn more about WWII in the Pacific and the political influences of the time.Published 4 months ago by C. Hensey