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Could have been a lot better. Dissappointing
on 1 February 2015
This book promised to be good but the detail is scanty at best. The story jumps and moves at such a pace you find yourself wanting so much more information. Why after only a couple of days in the raft were so many people giving up and jumping overboard ? There is no build up to the truely horrific acts committed by the Javanese blacks on board. Then the descriptions of the Japanese POW camps which other authors have des river in graphic detail is again brief and scant with no depth. There is no relationships or character development throughout. Overall a disappointing read which could have been so much better.