- File Size: 1757 KB
- Print Length: 105 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 12, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004VP3KHK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,766 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Amazon went to great lengths to ensure that all proceeds from this book go directly to the Japan Red Cross, which aids the victims in Japan in many ways. They are not taking a single cent. It is a tremendous act of corporate altruism.
The writing quality in the book is uneven.Read more ›
In each page, in each testimonial, in each picture, I feel the pain and the hope of all. It is not a book you can or need to read from cover to cover. Browsing is also an alternate way of reading.
Reading this book is also a way for all to fund the Red Cross of Japan.
This is more than just a collection of stories to raise money to help those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami. This book is also a snapshot today's world and the power of social media.
This book came together so quickly; people around the world contributed to this project via technology. A month (almost to the minute) after I heard about the great quake, I was able to download this book to my kindle. As soon as it downloaded, I sat and read the entire book. I couldn't put it down. It's very powerful to me to think of how the book was produced and make reading it all that more poignant.
The quality of the writing is excellent. These are first hand accounts by people who experienced the events. The photos and illustrations show clearly on my Kindle 3. There is an interactive menu (which is always good). The only improvement I might suggest, is to make it so that one can flip between stories using the 5-way controller.
I would recommend this book to everyone. It's the first item to receive a 5 star review from me. In my opinion, it's worth far more than that.
Well done everyone who contributed to this project.
Maybe they shouldn't have much depth, since the whole book was thrown together in a week as a collection of really short viewpoints and stories from anyone who wanted to participate. As another reviewer pointed out, many of the viewpoints were from people located far from the disaster, musing or wondering about their own introspections and feelings about the event.
It seems to me the book would have been stronger if at least the shortest and most irrelevant viewpoints had been tossed out, and if some of the repetitive stories of buildings swaying had been removed unless they offered a unique perspective.
So as an interesting book for the general reader, I think this book falls well short of the mark, unless you are specifically looking for the distant viewpoints of mostly writers and journalists and English speaking people who were on the fringes (or further) of the disaster.
But nonetheless, maybe the book did achieve its stated goal--to raise some money for relief efforts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice collection of thoughts and experiences from those involved in a horrible time.Published 2 months ago by Biddy Mulligan
Moving collection of small stories from many individuals affected by the quake and tsunami. Most are well written though the many different styles were occasionally jarring. Read morePublished 11 months ago by DickGordonCan
Aesthetically pleasing but not much in the way of content. Interesting for those looking at human interest stories.Published 13 months ago by Ryan Wilhelmi
Good information on realities of service interruptions buried in the individual stories. Long walks home, electricity, gasoline, food and water shortages. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you have been to Japan and have been involved with their uniquely indifferent yet compassionate and passionate culture, then you'll relive some of the feelings you've been... Read morePublished 15 months ago by T'ai-chi Tom
Very hard to read, as in how deeply and emotional many of the stories are. But there are many others filled with hope.Published 16 months ago by R. Quesada
I liked the many perspectives from so many people. It is good to get a perspective that isn't from mass media.Published 20 months ago by Tamasha Robertson
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