Review: FIRES ON THE PLAIN by Shohei Ooka

Preilijuly from Living In English read Fires on the Plain by Shohei Ooka for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s a bit of her review:

There was no colourful writing yet the result was vivid and powerful. The impression of starving soldiers, the remains of the once powerful army, barely marching through the tropical forests, trying to reach the far-away last post which their army is supposed to still hold, knowing that even this may not mean a rescue for them; the impression of soldiers in rags dying quietly from starvation…

I think it’s an honest account and certainly a universal one which may apply on any war.

Read the complete review here.

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