(Hiroshima Joe) EBOOK/PDF ¾ Martin Booth
Fficer a closet homosexual a man who suffered so much as a POW
and continued to suffer in peace time as he existed his days living continued to suffer in peace time as he existed his days living
HK his wits keeping him alive just A talented writer beautiful color and descriptions I picked his wits keeping him alive just A talented writer beautiful color and descriptions I picked the novel because it takes place around East Asia where I lived for than a decade So the topic is close to my heart The magic breaks when he moves into topics he doesn t always understand well Gay men do not lust after boys any than straight men lust after underage irls A plot twist probably meant to be dark and creepy came off worse ugly and repulsive His descriptions of life in Hong Kong were wonderfully evocative accurate and felt right on the mark But descriptions of life in Japan left me feeling he hadn t actually met many Japanese people Trust me ritual suicide is pretty rare But I stuck to the novel until the end no. Cheap Hong Kong hotel scrounging for food and the
occasional bar irl The locals call him Hiroshima Joe with a bar irl The locals call him Hiroshima Joe with a of pity and contempt But Joe haunted by the sounds and voices of his past debilitated by illn. Deeply touching at times disturbing thought provoking
and profoundly sad as it describes the horrors of war as experienced by an Englishman captured during profoundly sad as it describes the horrors of war as experienced by an Englishman captured during occupation of Hong Kong and shipped of to Japanese prisoner of war campsEven though it was so changed he knew that under its veneer Hong Kong was still as it had always been with its tiny crowded streets and food stalls its temples and alleys its throngs of people and never ending state of motionJoseph Sandingham Died Christmas Eve 1952 He saw what no man should MADE TO SEE HE DIED made to see he died what all must fear Sad story that could be tale of so many men who were POW under the brutality of the Japanese and the despair that followed so many of them after the war At times over descriptive and I nearly ave up pleased I Did not could have done with some editingEnjoyed the story of an British Captured by Hirohito's soldiers at the fall of Hong Kong and transferred to a Japanese slave camp outside Hiroshima Captain Joe Sandingham was present when the bomb was dropped Now a shell of a man he lives in T because I liked the characters The beauty of
writing and curiosity how he d take on historical events kept me reading This book is what reading is all about From a Japanese civilian who at reat risk helped Allied POW s in a camp outside of Hiroshima whose son died a drafted kamikaze and whose wife in the Hiroshima bombing Joe he said I am sorry for what my people did to you and your people just as you will one day be sorry for what your allies the Americans did to the Japanese peopleHis Writing And Curiosity
Never Forget That Itforget that it men who are mad not nations Men make wars Nations do not Leaders do who need never fight but send others to die Politicians are the corrupt ones They decide but it is we the common men the innocent people of the race who act for them And suffer in their place How blind and stupid and hateful and arrogant we remain How we relish the fea. Ess and shattered by his wartime ordeal is a man whose compassion and will to survive define a clear eyed and unexpected heroism One of the most powerful novels about the experience of war first published in 1985.