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5.0 out of 5 stars
The most memorable and moving book that I have ever read., 17 April 2000
I read this book for the first time some years ago and I still think of it regularly. It is not a book to be read if you are feeling morose or depressed as it is unremittingly sad and in fact leaves you with the feeling that Jon Swain was encouraged to write it to exorcise whatever demons had been left in him by his experiences in Vietnam and Cambodia.
I have probably bought more than 20 editions to give out to friends and family accompanied by the words, "this is the best book that I have ever read".