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The Devil of Nanking
The Devil of Nanking
Author: Mo Hayder
Grey has a lot to prove and even more to hide. A young Englishwoman obsessed with a past she cannot understand, she comes to Tokyo seeking a rare piece of film footage that has been lost for decades, showing a specific horrifying incident during the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre. Some say the film never existed. Only one man can help Grey. A s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780143036999
ISBN-10: 0143036998
Publication Date: 5/30/2006
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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reviewed The Devil of Nanking on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Grey, an Englishwoman fighting her own devils, comes to Japan looking for a piece of rare film footage shot during the 1937 Nanking Massacre and ends up working in a hostess bar. Shi Chongmimg a reclusive scholar who is one of the massacre's few survivors haunted by atrocities he witnessed. The story alternates between the interaction of these characters in present day Japan and Chongming's wrenching account of 1930's Nanking. The Devil of Nanking is a pitch-perfect spine-chilling tour de force, dazzling and creepy and very difficult to put down.
TheLankyYankee avatar reviewed The Devil of Nanking on + 81 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Intriguing, disturbing and different. I was swept up in the story of this lonely girl and her mission in Japan, which kept me going until the last page.
VivaLaVole avatar reviewed The Devil of Nanking on + 119 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Oh boy ... this is a heck of a read. Amazing sense of menace throughout ... eerie, terrifying, beautifully written.
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Helpful Score: 2
A little hard to get into to start with, but well worth sticking with.
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