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I read this book right after I finished Sho-gun.
Although many of James Clavell's books receive more attention, such as "Shogun", "King Rat" is definitely one of his best and thought-provoking books.
The story of survival among the inhuman conditions of the prison camp is a triumph in human will to survive.
"They were the best fried eggs Peter Marlowe had ever seen, so he paid the King the greatest compliment in the English world. Read morePublished 2 days ago by jrmspnc
Another of Clavell's gems. In reading this I was made more aware of some of the atrocities & indignities that our captured soldiers had to endure. Thank you, Mr. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary M. Serna
Great read. James Clavell entertains and informs as an author of excellent historical fiction. If you are reading his Asian series be sure to read them in the proper order. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rusty
Not only a terrific read, but opens your eyes about what the POWs went through and how bazaar normal can be.Published 2 months ago by Shawn Thompson
I have read the entire series beginning with Shogun and ending with our failing in Iran. His writing is excellent and I learned so much
of the history of Asia from hi... Read more
Elegantly weaves history and drama, another winner in this masterful series. It's only too bad we'll never know the stateside saga...Published 2 months ago by Volf