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Five Past Midnight in Bhopal by Dominique Lapierre
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Feb 06, 2008

really liked it
Read in April, 2007

A good read. It is a rare book that captures the humanity and the horror of an industrial accident. This one does it well. And it balances the perspective from the viewpoint of reason. What should have been, what did not and why "Bhopal and Union Carbide" would forever be a part of the Indian political and social motif any time when mega-industrial complexes are being talked about. I was too young when Chernobyl happened, but I recall buying a National Geographic magazine and then going online to comprehend the magnitude of the disaster. It is difficult to convey devastation in words to someone who one hopes would never have to experience it. This book is worth a buy.
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