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The Promise by Pearl S. Buck
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Jul 25, 07

Read in January, 1998

This is quite a nice book. Though it still kept the China-setting mind, like usual, but the sensitivity and the intimacy of Pearl's has been blurred here. The story is about a brave division of Chinese who have been sent on a suicide mission to rescue the remnants of an Anglo-American force trapped in Burma, somewhere during the World War II. What i remember the most is the line ,"We own this country, after all; it's part of our Empire". Reading this makes my heart shivers but then, that's it! Most of the story is about self sacrification, and the bruteness of the Japanese army. Compared to "Three Daughters of Madame Liang", this book is still somewhere below. Since I lost the culture, the feminine side of Pearl's... It's a pity!

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