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The Railway Man - Eric Lomax

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Published: 6th October 2009
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This is the story of innocence betrayed, of passion and curiosity about the world of machines turned nightmarish and punished by the cruelty of which only humans are capable. It is also a story of survival and courage. Eric Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam Railway. Fifty years later he met one of his tormentors.

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Eric Lomax was born in 1919. During the Second World War he was captured and tortured by the Japanese Army and forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. He met and forgave his torturer in 1995. He died in October 2012.

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4.0

Sustained example of human survival

By Storchie1

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  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Railway Man:

    This is an extraordinary book which should be seen in two parts; the imposition of cruelty by one human to another for what seems to be no more than significantly a cultural more' and the pathway and power of human forgiveness despite all the reasons for why it should in an others eyes, be withheld.

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    4.0

    awesome book

    By Lisa

    from Fairview Park

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    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Started Slow

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    Comments about The Railway Man:

    I bought this book after reading an extract in the paper. The book started out slow and I struggled to concentrate on what I was reading. Then suddenly the book engulfed me and I could not put it down. In fairness and in hindsight, the scene had to be set, but seemed to drag a little. I could not put this book down once I got past the initial few pages. Great read in my opinion. I have always been interested in the Burma railway story and this gave me a good insight.

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    ISBN: 9781409087878
    ISBN-10: 1409087875
    Format: ePUB
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: 6th October 2009
    Publisher: Random House