5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Everyone should read this book,
This review is from: From The Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey (Paperback)
I started to read this book a few days before the monsoon struck Burma. I finished it a week later. I rarely write reviews but was so moved by this reminder of the power of literature to link strangers across time and space. Burma has been a headline to me for so many years - aware of the horror, but without a sense of the human cost of living under one of the world's worst dictatorships or why it has been tolerated for so long. In beautifully written prose,this tells a remarkable story both unique and universal, a love letter to a lost world and to its ghosts, alive forever now in a book. I'm going to recommend it to everyone I know and I thank the author for his courage in surviving to be a voice for others.