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Elfare of the Chinese men and women who work there She is painfully mistaken In the aftermath of the invasion the school becomes a refugee camp for than ten thousand homeless women and children and Vautrin must struggle day after day to intercede on behalf of the hapless victims Even when order and civility are eventually restored Vautrin remains deeply embattled and she is haunted by the lives she could not saveWith e too boringthis reads like journalism not a novel Cowboy Brigade refugee camp for than ten thousand homeless women and children and Vautrin must struggle day after day to intercede on behalf of the hapless victims Even when order and civility are eventually A Cowboy's Pursuit restored Vautrin A Cowboy Summer remains deeply embattled and she is haunted by the lives she could not saveWith e too boringthis Showdown with the Sheriff reads like journalism not a novel

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Xtraordinarily evocative precision Ha Jin re creates the terror the harrowing deprivations and the menace of unexpected violence that defined life in Nanjing during the occupation In Minnie Vautrin he has given us an indelible portrait of a woman whose convictions and bravery prove in the end to be no match for the maelstrom of history At once epic and intimate Nanjing Reuiem is historical fiction at its most resonant Sadly I don't have anything positive to say about this book It's been on my to read list for ages and I've long been interested in the story of the Nanjing massacre Nanjing Reuiem was a major disappointment and it read to me as if written in the simple language of a 10 year old That in itself isn't a crime but it was also devoid of life colour and personalityThe characters based on real people living in Nanjing during the Japanese occupation are one dimensional and the prose is mundane and lacks heart The emotions you would expect of people who witnessed countless atrocities perpetrated against the Chinese are understatedOut for a walk one day two women who run a refugee camp in the grounds of a university come across a pond which is the dumping ground for the bodies of slaughtered men women and children All the bodies had bayonet wounds one woman had a breast cut off a child had his head smashed in and a few had their necks slashed Can you imagine the horror of coming across this sceneHere's an excerpt from the book where the two women find the bodiesBeyond him lay a middle aged man perhaps his father shot in the face and his hands tied with gaiters; his right hand had a sixth fingerThe Japanese are savages I saidWe should count how many were killed here Minnie suggestedAll rightTogether we began counting walking clockwise along the waterside Minnie used a stick to part the reeds and pampas grass that obscured some corpses while I recorded our count in my small notebookWow the Japanese are savages You think A child with his head smashed in a women with her breast hacked off let's just do a walk around and count the bodies Good suggestion That will help immensely The matter of fact way in which these events are recorded is thematic throughout the book I don't know if that was the way Ha Jin intended to write this book but I would imagine any normal people living with these atrocities would be sickened fearful hysterical perhaps But not in this book Everything is matter of fact No displays of emotion No expressions of sorrow or anger against the Japanese In fact at one point a Chinese man is admonished by Minnie because he hates the Japanese His city has just been devastated and burned tens of thousands of people have been murdered countless women raped and beaten and thrown away like rag dolls and he's asked why he hates the JapaneseI had to ask myself why I persevered when it was clear that this book wasn't going to get any better I stuck it out for 120 pages and threw in the towel I should add that I very rarely give up on a book but life is too short to read bad novels and I'm sure there are better accounts of this dark period of history This piece of dry underwhelming uninteresting pulp does little to illustrate the brutal reality of the Nanjing massacre Daddy's Little Matchmaker re creates the terror the harrowing deprivations and the menace of unexpected violence that defined life in Nanjing during the occupation In Minnie Vautrin he has given us an indelible portrait of a woman whose convictions and bravery prove in the end to be no match for the maelstrom of history At once epic and intimate Nanjing Reuiem is historical fiction at its most Cooking Up Trouble / Kiss the Cook resonant Sadly I don't have anything positive to say about this book It's been on my to The Daddy Surprise read list for ages and I've long been interested in the story of the Nanjing massacre Nanjing Reuiem was a major disappointment and it Die Wildrose read to me as if written in the simple language of a 10 year old That in itself isn't a crime but it was also devoid of life colour and personalityThe characters based on Criminal Deception real people living in Nanjing during the Japanese occupation are one dimensional and the prose is mundane and lacks heart The emotions you would expect of people who witnessed countless atrocities perpetrated against the Chinese are understatedOut for a walk one day two women who The Renegade Cowboy Returns (Callahan Cowboys, run a A Very Tudor Christmas refugee camp in the grounds of a university come across a pond which is the dumping ground for the bodies of slaughtered men women and children All the bodies had bayonet wounds one woman had a breast cut off a child had his head smashed in and a few had their necks slashed Can you imagine the horror of coming across this sceneHere's an excerpt from the book where the two women find the bodiesBeyond him lay a middle aged man perhaps his father shot in the face and his hands tied with gaiters; 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