I am a friend of both Louise Reynolds and her brother John Cordingly and met their father many years ago. That said, I found this a really interesting book. As an atheist, I could nevertheless appreciate the 'get the job done' mentality of Eric and his satisfaction in doing it well. The daily life in the prison on Singapore was new to me, though most of us who were born in the 40's or 50's are aware of the dreadful conditions on the railway.
This is a fascinating slice of history from the voice of the man living it. I recommend it and indeed have already done so to a number of people.
It's also a beautifully produced book.