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Fires on the Plain by Shōhei Ōoka
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Apr 15, 2010

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Ooka was a Japanese POW, captured by the Americans in the Philippines in the closing days of World War II. This novel builds on his experiences in the weeks leading up to his capture. It is haunting and one of the most gruesome books I've ever read.

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