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A Remarkable Testimony,
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Eric Lomax's book is a remarkable tale of courage, endurance and forgiveness. I bought the book whilst on holiday in Singapore and thought it superb from beginning till end.
I have a great love of literature but sadly there isn't much on the bookstore shelves to get excited about. Nowadays, it seems that there are way too many "authors" who have never really lived and the superficiality of their prose is clearly that of the untried apprentice. On the other hand, Eric Lomax may not be a famous author but the beautiful simplicity and humility of his brutal tale make it worthy of fame. It is clear from the outset that his his voice is one of genuine authority: the authority of a man who has earned his right to authorship through an immense suffering.
I recommend this book as a classic of its kind and as one of particular value to anybody who has suffered in circumstances not of their own making.