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The Sorrow Of War
by Bao Ninh | History
Registered by stephjb of Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on 1/22/2014
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by stephjb from Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Swapped for on the Book Exchange shelves in Camping Alvor reception, Alvor, Portugal. 


Journal Entry 2 by stephjb at Alvor, Faro Portugal on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

7 out of 10

This novel of the Vietnam War is interesting for its graphic depictions of the war as it really was for the North Vietnamese soldiers, a civil war between North and South with the Americans an anonymous mass threatening from a distance but rarely the focus. Ninh's writing leaps around in time without any attempt to coherently link events for the reader which gives a fantastic insight into the mind of a soldier destroyed by war, but also makes this a difficult book to understand. Perhaps that is its point. The love story between Kien and Phuong, both little more than children at the war's outbreak, is movingly tender when set against so much violence and their loss of innocence could just as well apply to the whole country that was ripped apart by over a decade of conflict. 


Journal Entry 3 by stephjb at Camping Ria Formosa in Cabanas de Tavira, Faro Portugal on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (2/4/2014 UTC) at Camping Ria Formosa in Cabanas de Tavira, Faro Portugal

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On the book exchange shelves in the Library 


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