Chilling, engaging, honest and tragic from beginning to end. Haing Ngor’s life couldn’t have been imagined and written as fiction if someone had sat down and tried to make it up. As you read, you keep having to remind yourself that it actually happened.
It’s written simply and, at times, poignantly, a style which lends itself well to a story which needs no embellishment.
I rarely rate books as “superb.” This time I did.
My earliest memory is standing at the back of my parents’ house and gazing at the rice fields.
America, the country that could build huge jets but couldn’t do something as simple as cook good rice.
And I will never be forgiven by my memories.
terrible > poor > mediocre > okay > good > very good > excellent > superb
2007 – Jan