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A sad tale,
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This review is from: The War is Dead, Long Live the War: Bosnia: the Reckoning (Kindle Edition)
Vulliamy writes reasonably well, if somewhat prolix in places. The book has litle continuity and what there is disappears the longer the book goes on. Its subject matter, is, however quite disturbing and the horrors of the conflict are vividly brought out. The dreadful detention camps are a case in point, with former Serb neighbours engaged in a spree of sadistic violence and murder. The escapes and then repatriations are interesting, but it is here where there is a weakness of analysis. Sure, the war goes on in a fashion, but the tale is told only from one side. It would have been useful to find more 'honest' Serbs. One was left without a full understanding of how these events are directing life today in former Yugoslavia.
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Initial post: 31 Dec 2012 23:20:32 GMT
Mr. Eldin Basic says:
If anybody requires a more honest tale from the other side, one should only look at the Hague or WOMEN IN BLACK movement from Belgrade.
A 5 min google research would also give plentiful of insight into other books which detail what exactly happened. Take your choice. Perhaps you should start with British one, UNFINEST HOUR from Brendan Simms or WITNESS TO GENOCIDE from Roy Gutman or SLAUGHTERHOUSE from David Rieff etc, etc.
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