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King Rat

by James Clavell

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Dell in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJames Clavell
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4 .C616 Ki
The Physical Object
Pagination352 p. ;
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24931673M
ISBN 100440145465
ISBN 109780440145462
OCLC/WorldCa8565711

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The first-published but chronologically-fourth book of the Asian Saga, KING RAT follows a group of allied POWs in a Japanese internment camp in Singapore during World War II. The story revolves around “The King”, an American prisoner who hustles his way into a life of relative comfort amidst scarcity, sickness, and desperation/5().

The beginning of Clavell's truly epic series of culture clash novels is a curiously autobiographical book. King Rat takes us to Changi, a Japanese prison camp during World War 2, where British and American soldiers are held in dire conditions/5. King Rat was first published by British author China Mieville inhis debut novel.

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King Rat: the best Clavell novel. Sat up last night listening to the last 5 hours. A horrific tale, unfortunately true. Mans inhumanity to man shows through streaked with human misery and compassion.

In we don’t understand the significance of the book. I am not sure I will be able to sleep tonight. 1 person found this helpful. James Clavell incorporated a few of his own experiences as a British POW in his novel King Rat. Bryan Forbes' film version stars George Segal as the mastermind of all black market operations in a 5/5(4).

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The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power 4/5(30).

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Resistance, thus, is futile, and with no other outlet, the animosity of the P.O.W.s has to be channelled against each other. It becomes quite apparent that, aside from Lieutenant Grey and the dead, everyone in the camp is corrupt. Corporal King merely stands out, as he is Jack-the-Lad, The King-of-the-Hill, King of the Camp, King Rat.

Powerful and engrossing, King Rat artfully weaves the author’s own World War II prison camp experiences into a compelling narrative of survival amidst the grim realities of war and what men can do when pushed to the edge. A taut masterwork of World War II historical fiction by bestselling author James Clavell/5(13).

The American Justice System, where enterprising criminal informants turn the creation of crime into lucrative careers. King Rat has many unique aspects amongst the other novels in the Asian saga: It was written first, with less connections to the rest of the series.- It's the shortest of the lot.- It's the most autobiographical, as Clavell spent time in that same prison.5/5(5).

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A taut masterwork of World War II historical fiction by bestselling author James Clavell. China Miéville — King Rat Genre: Something is stirring in London’s dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul Garamond’s father, and left Saul to pay for the crime.

But a shadow the urban waste breaks into Saul’s prison cell and leads him to freedom. King Rat by James Clavell; 31 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Japanese Prisoners and prisons, Prisoners and prisons.

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