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Saigon

Saigon

  • Title: Saigon
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  • ISBN : 9780330280426
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 752 pages


Vietnam s heady tropical landscape captivates fifteen year old Joseph Sherman on a hunting expedition to French colonial Saigon with his family in 1925 He is lured back again and again by his enduring fascination for the country and for Lan, a beautiful Vietnamese mandarin s daughter he could never forget Over five haunting decades Joseph s life becomes deeply enmeshed w Vietnam s heady tropical landscape captivates fifteen year old Joseph Sherman on a hunting expedition to French colonial Saigon with his family in 1925 He is lured back again and again by his enduring fascination for the country and for Lan, a beautiful Vietnamese mandarin s daughter he could never forget Over five haunting decades Joseph s life becomes deeply enmeshed with Vietnam s turbulent, war torn fate until he attempts to salvage something of lasting value during the final desperate helicopter scramble to flee defeated Saigon First published in 1982, it has stood the test of time as critics predicted, and is now providing a new generation of readers with insights into that historic conflict and its tragic echoes in Iraq It has since become a bestseller in 15 countries and in eight other languages


Author Anthony Grey

Anthony Grey OBE is a British journalist and author As a journalist for Reuters he was detained for 27 months in China from 1967 to 1969 He has written a series of novels and non fiction books, including several relating to his detention.




Saigon Reviews (31)

  • This is cinematic, cheap, tawdry romance I have quit after eleven chapters, that is to say 3.5 hours of the total 35hrs and 4 minutes I cannot bear another minute It is actually possible for me to not finish a book Yay, Chrissie Within these first chapters the wife of an American senator has in sexu [..]

  • I have read many, many novels about the Vietnam war and most are written from a US perspective, generally anti war and about the experiences of the young American G.I s thrust into a violent, alien world in the 1960 s This is the first one I have read that gives a proper overview of the whole tragic [..]

  • I graduated from high school in 1965 so Vietnam was part of my young adult life I associated it with a callous group of people that killed and maimed my friends and family in an undeclared war Reading this book has enlightened me on who the people and culture of this country really were and their ye [..]

  • I very seldom give five starts to a novel in which the writing is not exquisite and Anthony Grey s writing is very good, but not outstanding However, the scope of the novel and the history it portrayed and taught me and I thought I knew a lot about Vietnam were overwhelmingly satsifying to me The ch [..]

  • First of all, I have to admit that I knew little to nothing about Vietnamese history before I started reading this book I d heard of the infamous Viet Cong and knew bits and pieces about the Vietnam war, but that s about it Vietnam was never a country I found particularly interesting before But sinc [..]

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