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My Gun Was As Tall As Me

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
An unflinching, utterly gripping examination of state oppression in Burma and the physical, emotional, and moral consequences for both ordinary Burmese and those from the West attempting to provide aid

High in the Alps, Tuvol, the son of a great European humanitarian, crawls into a snow hole in a deliberate attempt to die. On the other side of the world, in the stifling hea
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 18th 2012 by Freight Books
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Iain
Aug 08, 2012 Iain rated it it was amazing
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I already knew Toni Davidson was a fantastic writer from having read Scar Culture and a number of his short stories, but My Gun Was As Tall As Me raises him, in my mind, into the ranks of truly great. The story revolves around a village in an unnamed war-torn South East Asian country (most likely Burma judging by the research material cited), the Internally Displaced People of that village / country and various NGOs, doctors and journalists there trying to help. Like all great works, this both e ...more
M.
Apr 10, 2015 M. rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic novel. The descriptions were vivid and real. I couldn't help falling in love with Davidson's writing. The story itself was fast-moving and thriller-like that I hated being called away from it. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend others to read!
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