The heartrending story of British boy Jim’s four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the second world war. Filmed by Steven Spielberg.
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‘Remarkable…form, content and style fuse with complete success…one of the great war novels of the 20th century.’ William Boyd
‘Gripping and remarkable…I have never read a novel which gave me a stronger sense of the blind helplessness of war…unforgettable.’ Observer
‘Ranks with the greatest British writing on the Second World War.’ The Times
‘A brilliant fusion of history, autobiography and imaginative speculation. An incredible literary achievement and almost intolerably moving.’ Anthony BurgessReview:
"An outstanding novel...a classic adventure story."-- "The New York Times"
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