Book Reviews of The Special Prisoner : A Novel

The Special Prisoner : A Novel
The Special Prisoner A Novel
Author: Jim Lehrer
ISBN-13: 9780375503719
ISBN-10: 0375503714
Publication Date: 5/2/2000
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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A look at the complex issues of war and forgiveness.
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A beautifully written book but very sad.
Much of it takes place in a Japanese prison camp in WW II.
There is a lot of brutality and also a lot of very thoughtfully written material on the effects of violence on a good man.
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I'm amazed at how perceptively Lehrer elucidated the many sides of important questions. Some of the action was almost too brutal for me - although it definitely is realistic.