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Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien
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Oct 27, 11

Read from October 01 to 11, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It made me want to read more about the Khmer Rouge. They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children by Romeo Dallaire is next on my reading list as I wanted to read more about child soldiers as well. Very vivid depictions of give a real sense of place. The images have stuck with me long after reading it. There is much subtext and much of the history and background of the characters is not revealed till later in the plot, if not right at the end. There are a few parts where the text shifts between past and present very subtly and seems disjointed, warranting a second read over. Thien alternates between the different points of view in a seamless manner. Recommended.
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