|Posted by John Kelly on June 29, 2009 at 6:11 AM|
HIROSHIMA SUNSET is much more than a novel. It's a love story woven within a riveting factual account and told by way of a mysterious journal that keeps the reader guessing until the end. Cleverly written, easily understood and shocking, it exposes some little known truths about the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945; that Japan wanted to surrender and overtures to the west were ignored.
Little known also, is the fact that thousands of Australian soldiers served in the post-war occupation and worked to re-establish some normality in a devastated country.
Even if you are not into war stories, this is an educational must-read. Fascinating, descriptive, informative; a page turner.
Review by: Keith Renshaw on Aug. 02, 2009 :
A beautiful story with a very poignant message about the decision to drop this horrible bomb. For me it puts into perspective the term used so much today "Weapons of mass Destruction". Nothing a terrorist could contrive could come anywhere close to what was dropped on Hiroshima. That apart, this book is one of the best stories I can remember. Go on give it a try you won't regret it.