Douglas E. asked:
Loved reading it. There is one thing about it that bothers me. In the Japanese prison camp scenes, I had a deja vu feeling that I had read this before. Then I remembered. In the book Unbroken, (which I recently read) Louis Zamperini was in a Japanese prison camp. When I read the acknowledgments, the author sites this book as his source for Japanese prison camps. Is it plagiarism to do this?
Leonard Pitts Nope. It would be plagiarism to lift a passage or situation from someone else's book, which I didn't do. I used "Unbroken" and a book called "Prisoners of the Japanese" as source material, i.e., a guide to what a Japanese POW camp would have looked and felt like.