The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Review on its way shortly…

3 thoughts on “The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

  1. Just lately I have binged on some great, some not so great books at a rate of one per week. This book stopped me in my tracks. It has been a hard read, it is all the better for being such. I initially found the story-telling to be difficult to follow and the transient way the tale jumped back and forth called my patience into question. I stuck at it and I was rewarded for my patience. It is by now a well known fact as to how brutally the Japanese treat their POW captives on the Siam- Burma railway.
    Mr Flanagan pulls no punches, Nor should he, it is a difficult story told with brutal honesty. Dorrigo Evans is a flawed human being, but no less a hero. The suffering is immense. There are no sideshows here. Quite an extraordinary book.

  2. Thank you so much for making my recent holiday so much happier because I had great books to read. I was recommended to your site by another avid reader and as I agreed completely with those I had read, I am working my way through the remaining ones. Such an interesting selection. Thank you again. Can’t wait till the next page…..

    1. Thank you! So glad you’ve enjoyed them. i’ve got a whole lot more to put up shortly but they are books that i’ve been reading for the Costa prize, so I can’t reveal them until we’ve decided on our shortlist in a few weeks. Sophie

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