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--"The New York Times"
The Spielberg movie is good, too, but this book has so much more depth and texture.
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.
Interesting perspective of a small boy's view of the Japanese invaders in WWII. For his age, the boy seems a little immature in his observationsPublished 2 months ago by Mike
This is the story of a young boy of wealthy British parents who had lived his entire life in Shanghai, China during the 1930s. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sharon Parker
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 4 months 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 4 months ago by LissaR
I could not put this book down. The descriptions of the people and the life they had to live were quite realistic, making me aware of the effect of the deprivations of occupation... Read morePublished 5 months ago by B. R. Johnson
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 5 months ago by Transterrra