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Empire of the Sun (Empire of the Sun, #1) This was my second reading of Empire of the Sun as the first time was many years ago, I only remember it being near perfection, and had everything I look for in a novel Moving, beautiful written with many tense, nervy moments and a heartbreaking finale Considering some of Ballard s other works were utopian, futuristic and darkly disturbing in nature, this is certainly his most humane story and represents a turbulent time in China s history that doesn t get much of a look in in regards to lit This was my second reading of Empire of the Sun as the first time was many years ago, I only remember it being near perfection, and had everything I look for in a novel Moving, beautiful written with many tense, nervy moments and a heartbreaking finale Considering some of Ballard s other works were utopian, futuristic and darkly disturbing in nature, this is certai This outstanding novel seems to be so out of line with Ballard s other notoriously magical maniacal work and this detail is fantastic He is soon to become one of my all time favorites his prose is as crisp and perfect as Graham Greene s For a prophetic writer to go back to his roots, all the way back to Shanghai being wholly obliterated in the second World War this guile is the type required to write your magnum opus , although I haven t read all his work though MOST I have , I can safe This outstanding novel seems to be so out of line with Ballard s other notoriously magical maniaca The Classic, Award Winning Novel, Made Famous By Steven Spielberg S Film, Tells Of A Young Boy S Struggle To Survive World War II In China.Jim Is Separated From His Parents In A World At War To Survive, He Must Find A Strength Greater Than All The Events That Surround Him.Shanghai, 1941 A City Aflame From The Fateful Torch Of Pearl Harbor In Streets Full Of Chaos And Corpses, A Young British Boy Searches In Vain For His Parents Imprisoned In A Japanese Concentration Camp, He Is Witness To The Fierce White Flash Of Nagasaki, As The Bomb Bellows The End Of The Warand The Dawn Of A Blighted World.Ballard S Enduring Novel Of War And Deprivation, Internment Camps And Death Marches, And Starvation And Survival Is An Honest Coming Of Age Tale Set In A World Thrown Utterly Out Of Joint. I should have listened to my brother He said last year that because Crash 1973 published elicited strong, even if negative, reaction from me, then it meant J G Ballard 1930 2009 was a genius That book was disgusting I hated almost everything about the story Up to now I cannot get over the characters that hurt themselves by crashing their cars and there is that part where the hole in the body is bleeding and to stop the blood from flowing, an erect penis has to be inserted Holy cow I I should have listened to my brother He said last year that because Crash 1973 published elicited strong, even if negative, reaction from me, then it meant J G Ballard 1930 2009 was a genius That book was disgusting I hated almost everything about the story Up to now I cannot get over the characters that hurt themselves by crashing t I read Ballard s semi autobiographical account of his interment as a child and teenager in a Japanese camp outside of Shanghai while I was still at school and before I had read any of his fiction.As I later read a few of his novels I had a slow and growing sense of how his adult fiction drew upon that early experience described in this memoir in both the world turned ups Empire of the Sun is by far the best war book I have read Not that I am a big reader of war books at all I tend to avoid the fiction books as I have found over the years that no matter the imagination of the author, war was entirelygruesome, graphic and even funnier than anything that could eventuate from one human mind I find most war fiction embarrassing and trite.However, while Empire of the Sun could be classed as a memoir, the author freely admits that his experiences are not e Empire of the Sun is by The interesting thing about The Empire of the Sun is the time period Ballard writes about I don t mean the period of the protagonist s incarceration In fact, the book pretty much skips most of the four years that Jim spends in the POW camp We are with Jim at the start of the war when he is 10 years old and he fights his way to get into the POW camp, and we are with him again at the end of the war when he is 14 years old and he fights his way from the chaos of a countryside filled with ragged The interesting thing about The Empire of the Sun is the time period Ballard writes about I don t mean the period of the protagonist s incarceration In fact, the book pretty much skips most of the four years that Jim spends in the POW camp We are with Jim at the start of the war when he is 10 years old and he fights his way to get into the POW camp, and we are with him again at the end of the war when he is 14 years old and he fights his way from the chaos of a countryside filled with ragged bands of starving I remember one Saturday afternoon during the winter of 1987 1988 when my friend Chuck and I decided that instead of hitting the mall we would take in a movie Our choices weren t great Rent a Cop, Return of the Living Dead Part II , Braddock, Missing in Action Part IIIYeah, so, we opted for Empire of the Sun I had no real inkling to see it I really didn t care I remember that the movie had these big gaps of silence Shots of Christian Bale running around an internment camp, flying a toy b I remember one Saturday afternoon during the winter of 1987 1988 when my friend Chuck and I decided that instead of hitting the mall we would take in a movie Our choices weren t great Rent a Cop, Return of the Living Dead Part II , Braddock, Missing in Action Part IIIYeah, so, we opted for Empire of the Sun I had no real inkling to see it I really didn t care I remember that the movie had these big gaps of silence Shots o Hmm, three or four stars This was good, but I don t think I ll read it again On the other hand, that particular feeling does not say that this was a mediocre book But that personal gut reaction is what I tend to use for star ratings four stars means I would like to or wouldn t mind reading it again Five stars are books I feel the need to own So this is a three star review, but it is probably a better book than that.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes Hmm, three or four stars This was good, but I don t think I ll read it again On the other hand, that particular feeling does not say that this was a mediocre book But that personal gut reaction is what I tend to use for star ratings four stars means I would like to or wouldn t mind reading it again Five stars are books I feel the need to own So th A gem of a memoir Richer than Spielberg s film though he did an excellent job with the material Mesmerizing from start to finish.

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