Hiroshima Joe: A Novel Paperback – January 4, 2003
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“Engrossing...unflinchingly graphic.” ―The New York Times
“A brilliant achievement.” ―Daily Telegraph (UK)
“A carefully controlled study of man's beastliness to man, vividly observed.” ―Financial Times
“Fashion[s] a moving drama from the cruelties and pathologies of modern warfare and some moral meaning from the terrible travail of a man who survived, and even transcended it.” ―Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Martin Booth is a critically acclaimed novelist and film writer. His novel, The Industry of Souls, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His new novel, Islands of Silence, is forthcoming from St. Martin's Press.
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Paperback : 452 pages
- ISBN-10 : 031226805X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312268053
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.14 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Picador; First Edition (January 4, 2003)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,714,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Even more so because it deals with the issue of forgiveness I have rarely read before
I read this book as a follow up to John Hersey's Hiroshima. I am ever amazed at the cruelty of man towards each other, as so poignantly described by Booth in scenes of the PoW camps and the basic horrors of war that he and Hersey so eloquently describe.
Booth deals with flawed characters; they don't always rise above their struggles and weaknesses, but they deal with their challenges in one way or another. It is this human existence which is so engrossing in Booth's books.
It was and is a great loss that he died at such an early age; savor and enjoy the books that he left for us to read!!